Sunderland boss Sbragia punishes players with video replay

28 April 2009 07:27

Sunderland manager Ricky Sbragia is hoping for a positivereaction from his players after subjecting them to a video horror show.

The players who played in Saturday's shocking 3-0defeat at West Brom were forced to sit throughthe game again yesterday in preparation for this Sunday's visit of high-flying Everton.

Sunderland, who are just four points above the bottomthree, have home matches against David Moyes's side and Chelsea, with awaymatches at Bolton and Portsmouth to negotiate too.

Painful viewing: Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia forced his players to watch a replay of their Hawthorns horror show.

Sbragia, who is under increasing pressure fromsupporters as his team fail to see off the threat of relegation, is nowinsisting the Hawthorns performance is forgotten.

The Sunderland bosssaid: `We've started afresh today. We've got to focus on Everton now, lookahead and put what happened last weekend behind us.

`We've got to put it out ofour minds. West Brom was a poorperformance and there's been a lot of soul-searching.

`It's the first time we'veshown them the video of a whole game. We then had a chat with them for 10 or 15minutes and let them chew the cud over it.

`It was disastrous for us and watching it again, itdidn't get any better.'

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Source: Daily_Mail