Sbragia warns players over final day

22 May 2009 12:41
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has warned his players they can leave nothing to chance as they attempt to cling on to their Barclays Premier League status. The Black Cats go into the final weekend of the season the most comfortable of the four clubs still in the relegation mix with West Brom having finally succumbed last weekend. But unfortunately for Sbragia's side, the fixture computer handed them a last day clash with Chelsea, who could rest key players ahead of the FA Cup final, but who have approached the end of manager Guus Hiddink's temporary reign in blistering form. In the circumstances, he will draw inspiration from Bradford's remarkable escape back in 2000, when David Wetherall's goal sealed an unlikely and decisive victory over Liverpool. Sbragia said: "I am confident we still stay in the Premier League. I am confident - but we have got to go and do it. "I can remember Bradford playing Liverpool and nobody gave Bradford a hope in hell, and they won 1-0, so it can always happen. We have got to go out there and be a bit braver and take the game to them. Anything can happen in football, and we hope we can come out with a win."

Source: Eurosport