Sunderland manager Jack Ross has often been understated in his interviews, as was the case before the Bolton Wanderers game.
This approach has been of great annoyance to many fans of the Black Cats (as linked to above), but the boss has seemingly changed his tune in his latest dealings with the media.
He has spoken about the fact Sunderland will not have a midweek game, pointing to the fact that it is a rarity for his side, while warning the teams at the top of League One that his side will improve, as reported by The Sunderland Echo.
“It’s tight in terms of that top six, seven, eight teams,” said Ross.
“We’ve kept ourselves amongst it, we keep saying about room for improvement and do we feel we’ll get better, yeah we do.
“It’s been a good start for us, with the cup games it’s one defeat in 13.
“It’s alright, it gives us a platform to build on, but we’ve got to keep striving to improve. The players have got to keep enjoying winning matches as well.”
There seem to be many Sunderland fans online who want Ross sacked, as not only has he been negative in his dealings with the press, but many feel he has been with his tactics too, as they want to see their side playing a more adventurous style of football.
He has mentioned the fact that Sunderland have only lost one of their last 13 games in all competitions, which is an impressive record.
However, with four of the league games ending in draws, the Black Cats currently sit fifth in the table, five points off leaders Ipswich Town – Jack Ross has claimed that this position is still a good platform for his side to build on.
It is good to see Ross talking positively about his side, as not only does it make Sunderland seem more formidable, it is also likely to get the fans on his side.
He helped stabilise the club last season, but if the manager wants to keep the supporters happy, he needs to be constantly looking for improvement to ensure Sunderland are on the path to promotion.
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