Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Mistake, We Have to Get Better, Says Moyes

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Mistake, We Have to Get Better, Says Moyes

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Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sports Writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON

DAVID Moyes insists Sunderland cannot continue making the kind of errors which have cost them dearly in recent games.

In each of their last four league games - and in their midweek FA Cup exit at Burnley - Sunderland have been severely punished for their defensive shortcomings, conceding 14 goals along the way.

Moyes would make changes for this afternoon's trip to West Brom if he could but he has little room for manoeuvre with only 11 fit, senior, outfielders available.

Instead he must try to coax the kind of performance out of them which saw Sunderland win three games out of four in November and early December.

If you mistakes as a any would out of David Asked whether mistakes affect confidence and lead to more mistakes, Moyes said: "Yeah, but it has to stop somewhere.

"For me, we need to eradicate the mistakes we are making.

"We are organised, we plan, we do everything with the players as thoroughly as we possibly can.

"That is why I saw the players doing the best they could but they are making individual mistakes - or at least they have done in the last two games - and that is the biggest reason why we are losing games at the moment.

"If conditions were right we could make some changes, maybe leave some people out.

"If you make mistakes regularly as a footballer at any club you would find yourself out of the team.

"We are finding it difficult to do that at the moment because we don't have the personnel to make too many changes."

make regularly footballer at club, you yourself SUNDERLAND the team Moyes have collected just one point from their four games since Christmas, although those games have included fixtures against Manchester United, Liverpool and away to a Burnley side which can boast one of the best home records in the top flight. …

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