Sunderland were left frustrated by Shrewsbury Town on Saturday as they went on to lose 1-0 with the result putting the Black Cats eighth in the league.
Phil Parkinson the right man for Sunderland?
Following the game, Phil Parkinson spoke to the club’s official channels, taking positives from his side’s performance during the game despite the loss.
He also claimed that the Black Cats will be able to get plenty of wins in League One if they continue to play as they did in that game:
“If we keep playing like that then we are going to win a hell of a lot of games at this level.”
Phil Parkinson is confident #SAFC‘s attacking intent will pay off if they continue to dominant games and play on the front foot.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 27, 2019
Many Sunderland fans have taken issue with what Parkinson said, as they don’t agree with it, especially as Shrewsbury are still only 12th in the league following their victory.
The Black Cats had 61.7% of the game’s possession, while they also had 11 more shots than Shrewsbury, as per WhoScored, but it was the home side that walked away with the three points thanks to Jason Cummings’ finish.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the comment, including posts from unconvinced Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
Pity we couldn’t yesterday ! Ovs this is wrong
— Lucy Jo Armstrong (@LucyJoArmstron2) October 27, 2019
Your maths skills are solid, Phil …. pic.twitter.com/0pMfiIpRNI
— Ian Ashman (@IanAshmanTHX) October 28, 2019
And then we go to Shrewsbury Town and guess what…
— Seeing Rachel Movie (@SeeingRachel) October 28, 2019
Well we did just lose to Shrewsbury playing like that so i’m not too sure.
— SDGreens (@Spendinh03) October 27, 2019
— Matthew Lowerson (@MJL_SAFC) October 27, 2019
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Going to win a lot of games. But not this one
— Ian Chambers (@IanCham46024431) October 27, 2019