Roy Keane’s Sunderland are fighting relegation from the Premier League – and the former Manchester United midfielder is not hiding from the fact. Goal.com quotes Keane as saying that although his side are not the worst in the top flight, they cannot let complacency creep in. He said:
”You cannot kid yourself. You are never too good to go down. If the league finished today, we would be relegated. There is anxiety and tension in the air here, which is what you expect. I said this time last year that you get to the stage of a season when it is how you are mentally that is important. It’s the same this year.”
The Black Cats, who have 15 tough Premier League games left to play, are third from bottom and finding scoring goals more difficult than conceding them. Yet with former Republic of Ireland captain Keane in charge, they do have hope – especially when the man with hot iron in his head is speaking so pragmatically.