Simon Mignolet reveals team spirit

Simon Mignolet Sunderland GoalkeeperSunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed that new boss Paolo Di Canio is engineering team spirit and mirroring the Belgium side.

The new Black Cats boss has only been in situ for a couple of weeks but he is already changing a few things behind the scenes in an effort to stop the free fall down the table.

One of the things he has changed is that he makes the whole squad do everything together – even when it comes down to eating in the canteen.

Mignolet told the Sun: “The gaffer wants us all to be together and to go out as a team onto the training pitch.

“He wants us to do everything together, just the same as his tactical work he does on the pitch.

“He wants us to eat in the canteen together as a group – if we eat, he wants us to eat all together.”

“It’s similar to what I know with the Belgian national team, how we do it in Europe. He brought that over from Italy, probably,” he added.

“He wants us to win games not by individuals, but as a whole team.”

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