Sunderland’s 3 opening matches of the season has seen them facing off with Leicester City, Norwich City and Swansea City. From all of those games, Sunderland sustained 2 defeats and had to settle with a draw against Swansea City, Dick Advocaat wants to bounce back from this disappointing start of the season and he thinks that signing new players can help them to recover.
Dick Advocaat is not happy about the state of his team and has even launched a hint at a possible departure from Sunderland unless the owner of the club meets his demands in relation to signing new players and reinforcing his squad which has been struggling so much in recent times.
“We have to improve and we can only improve if we get some other players in. We really need two or three more players. I have told everyone and I will keep saying it until the last day but not much has happened.
The Dutch manager continued on by praising the Sporting Director Lee Congerton but he did not mention the club owner Ellis Short as Dick Advocaat continued on by saying: ‘’Lee Congerton is doing a great job with little money. We really appreciate what he has done so far but we need more.”
During the 2014-15 Premier League season, Sunderland finished at the 16th spot as they collected a total of 22 points and managed to save themselves from the relegation zone by only a few points. Dick Advocaat wants to avoid going through another relegation threatening season such as the previous one and he believes that he can avoid it but he needs more signings that can reinforce his team.
Sunderland has conceded 8 goals from the 3 opening matches of the Premier League and a few changes within the defensive structure might have to be done in order to avoid conceding so many goals, especially in these early stages of the league. Sebastian Coates and Youanes Kaboul are the centre-backs of Sunderland and they have been heavily critiqued for not being quick enough and not having enough motivation to push the team forward.
The summer transfer window is reaching its last few stages and they still have enough time to get back in the Premier League race.