Many Sunderland fans were delighted with comments from Aiden O’Brien following their 1-0 victory over Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday.
The three points against the Pirates were important for the Black Cats in the fight for promotion. As it stands, they are now third in the table after going on an unbeaten run of 10 games in the league (Sky Sports), and they are just three points behind leaders Hull City with two games in hand (BBC).
O’Brien scored the only goal of the game this weekend, and he spoke to Sunderland’s media team after the match. After his strike, he celebrated by imitating a shark, and he revealed that the celebration was inspired by Lee Johnson’s pre-game team talk.
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A clip of the 27-year-old’s comments were shared on Twitter by the Wearside club’s official account, and it attracted plenty of attention from Sunderland supporters. These fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts – one made a comparison with Johnson’s predecessor Phil Parkinson, who was regarded in some quarters as a “dour” figure.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the comments from O’Brien below
“Everything about this is class, so refreshing to hear this attitude after the last couple of years. And what a turnaround for O’Brien, completely different player compared to the Parky days, mainly in that he exists”
“Good attitude that lad”
“Love that little grin at the word “battle””
“The difference is mad… you’d never have that banter with Parkinson or last few managers to be fair”
“Love to see that their having banter as well as winning games. Never saw that under Parkinson. Ha’Way The Lads”
In other news, many Sunderland fans enjoyed this injury update.
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