Sunderland lost out 2-1 to Aston Villa in Chris Coleman’s first game in charge on Tuesday night. But to be fair to the Welshman he had just over 48 hours to work with the players and it's harsh to judge him on tonight's result. If we play the same on Saturday down Burton there's no reason we can't get the three points and start to turn our season around.
Chris Coleman had this to say afterwards: "I don't want to stand here and make any excuses because the last thing our boys need is excuses. The cold hard facts are that we have come here with nine or 10 first-team players unavailable. The boys that were on the pitch, whatever they had they gave and we just needed to play a little bit smarter in certain areas of the pitch. We have got to be a little bit more trigger happy in the final third. We got into one or two positions where we should've shot and we didn't. Sometimes that perfect moment never arises you have just got to get through it. But overall I thought the boys worked their socks off, we worked yesterday for 20 minutes on a game plan so we haven't had much time together. And they tried to do what we asked and that is key for us moving forward. We know everyone talks about wins and at the end of the day it is all about three points but what we need to do concentrate on performances. Preparation, performance, preparation, performance - that's how you get better and that's how you turn the tide."
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