Di Canio Looks For Goals Thoughout The Team
Paolo Di Canio has challenged Sunderland to score enough goals to get out of relegation trouble.
Paolo Di Canio: "People like [Adam] Johnson, who in the past used to run 70 yards with the ball and then arrive at the edge of the box and be empty in the legs without the chance to strike - maybe now there will be a chance that sometimes he can get the ball near the box and use his talent and maybe strike on goal.
"It's exactly the same on the other side with James [McClean] or Sebastian [Larsson].
"From the middle, one midfield player always has to attack the edge of the box so with a rebound, we are not 60 yards or 40 yards from the goal, we are close.
"The mechanism and the system will help this team to cancel out the fact that we don't have a top scorer who can turn the game on his own.
"In any instance near the box, we are going to find a way to score, I am sure.
"The fitness has grown a bit and the belief is higher that we are going to score enough goals to stay up.
"Before this game, there were people who are real warriors thinking, 'If we lose against Newcastle, we stay down there. What's going on? We are maybe going to lose some places'.
"I said, 'Calm. We are going to win, we are going to relax, recover energy and maybe we can go out [of trouble] earlier than we thought'.
"But once again, it's a little step, it's a very, very important little step forward."
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