Sunderland fans may have been left gutted having failed to beat Portsmouth yesterday but it’s not all bad for the Black Cats. The level of performance they turned in during such a tough clash should be commemorated and on another day they would have got better than the 1-1 draw, but as it is they now look to be facing the playoffs.
Post-match: Lee Cattermole
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) 27 April 2019
After the clash, it was Lee Cattermole who had some words of encouragement for the distraught fans. The feeling amongst the home supporters at the Stadium of Light would have been one of regret that they couldn’t get over the line, but these things happen in football and Cattermole was quick to remind the fans how far this new group of lads has come in such a short space of time.
Having suffered a double relegation, the squad at the Stadium of Light has seen some drastic changes, yet Cattermole has remained and the fans owe him a lot for that. Now, it will be up to the experienced midfield man to try and carry his side over the line in the playoffs, and with a chance to meet Portsmouth in a playoff final the fans will be desperate to keep their chances alive with two more wins before the playoff semi-finals.
You can read the Mackems’ verdict on Cattermole’s words here:
— Karen Johnson (@Kagsie66) April 27, 2019
Nail on the head lee lad. New group. Not gona happen over night. STID
— Steve (@JLwest40) 27 April 2019
— safcchants (@safcchants) April 27, 2019
You were class today Lee. Let’s get everyone fit and ticking over nicely for this last push, we’ll be a good shout with a more fully fit squad.
— Colin Woodruff (@laszlowoodbine) April 27, 2019
Fair play to him I’ve criticised him as much as anyone over recent years and even though he’s a smoggie he cares and would run through walls for SAFC
— David McManus (@dmcmanus91) April 27, 2019
Pure class. Keep pressing on fellas, view this as an opportunity instead of a detriment, good things will happen. @M_Coan47
— Sean Reilly (@Seanysean730) April 27, 2019
Well said catts,and you were again brilliant how you drove the midfield forward today.we can do this boys you have the talent and skill.bring on the playoffs.safc till i die.
— Mals1160 (@Mals1160) April 27, 2019
Come on Lee lad pick the lads up and get the job done. KEEP THE FAITH!
— Kirk (@cptkirkwalker) April 27, 2019
The Black Cats still have a great chance at winning promotion and now is not the time to be getting down, a message Cattermole will be sharing with his teammates ahead of a crucial point in the season.
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