French midfielder believes Di Canio’s arrival has boosted the squad.
Alfred N’Diaye has heaped the praise on new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio according to The Sun.
The Italian boss began his reign at the club this weekend as he watched his side go down to a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
But the club’s players looked to have more spirit about them than they had shown in recent weeks.
N’Diaye has now confirmed that the club feels boosted following the arrival of Di Canio.
The French midfielder told how Di Canio had begun a tactical overhaul at the Stadium of Light. N’Diaye insisted he did not want to say that Di Canio’s predecessor Martin O’Neill was a bad manager but said that he was enjoying the different approach to the game Di Canio was offering.
N’Diaye admitted the club’s upcoming fixutres were huge matches. Sunderland go up against Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend and face Everton the week after knowing they need results to halt their slide towards the relegation zone.
Di Canio’s appointment generated a significant degree of controversy due to the Italian boss’ previously expressed fascist views.
Former Labour MP David Miliband resigned from the club in protest but the club have since held talks with concerned groups and hope that the matter has been put to bed.