Sunderland fans were left lashing out at the first-team after a post by James Hunter.
The journalist posed a question over the mental strength of the players with some supporters claiming they didn’t have any. It’s easy to see why some of the Stadium of Light faithful have question marks over the ‘bottle’ of the team with the team having failed to win any of their last four League One fixtures, as per WhoScored.
As a matter of fact, two of those games have been against sides who are competing for promotion and the Black Cats have been underwhelming. In their clash with Fleetwood Town, Phil Parkinson’s side only snatched a point thanks to a stoppage-time goal. Meanwhile, it didn’t get much better in their match with Coventry as they lost 1-0 after conceding in just the second minute. Fans were adamant their club didn’t have the required level of mental strength to overcome challenges as they took to Twitter to react. Here are a selection of tweets:
Too soft a team. No one up for the battle and as soon as a team turns on the niggles we capitulate.
— oh well (@ohwellthatsit) March 11, 2020
Literally one of the main downfalls for #SAFC. They just don’t look like they have the nerve
— Owen Young (@ow3n___) March 11, 2020
I’ve asked the same question for weeks. On the evidence of the last four games, the answer is no. Any major test we’ve faced recently has been failed. As was Portsmouth away. That suggests a lack of mental strength and fortitude.
— Philip West (@Philip_RJ89) March 11, 2020
No, and even if we did get promoted we would come straight back down with this squad unless substantial investment is invested into the club
— Dave H (@DaveH55570577) March 11, 2020
Nope, time and again this season when the game has turned to a scrap they have failed.
— General Mayhem (@Tony_young78) March 11, 2020
Obviously they don’t, could be sitting 2nd but now find ourselves outside of the play off places
— Gary Parkin (@garyparkin) March 11, 2020
We botlled it last season, we have bottled it again this season. We have an owner who doesn’t care and that rubs off onto the management and players.
— Mike Taylor (@MikeyTaylor83) March 11, 2020
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