Di Canio wants Sunderland to get nasty

Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has blasted his players for lacking desire for the club after another defeat on Saturday, as reported by Sky Sports.

The energetic Italian saw his side slump to another loss yesterday as West Brom scored three to keep the Black Cats bottom of the Premier League.

Di Canio approached the travelling Sunderland fans after the game to apologise and urge them to keep their heads up but the fans were less than appreciative after another lacklustre performance.

The former West Ham and Celtic star is under real pressure to keep his job and the North East club have a history of losing patience quickly with managers.

However, Di Canio has claimed that the lack of leaders in the dressing room is to blame for their poor start.

“It’s obvious that we’re still not gelled together.

“We don’t have many leaders in terms of desire. There’s no desire to play with a premier style because it’s difficult.

“We need to be more nasty.”

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