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  • Founded:1879
  • Manager:Gus Poyet
  • Ground:Stadium of light
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Toffees rout still hurts Keane

07 Mar 2008 - 12:02:12

Sunderland manager Roy Keane claims he has learned from his previous mistakes against Everton, as he prepares to face the Merseyside club again at the weekend.

The Black Cats were thrashed 7-1 at Goodison Park back in November in a match which Keane claims will hurt him for the rest of his management career.

However, despite being unhappy with the performance of his players that day, Keane has also accepted responsibility for the low point in the Wearsiders' season.

Sunderland host Everton at the Stadium of Light on Sunday with Keane looking for a response.

"I always remember the defeats, it's the way I am," he told the club's official website.

"It hurt me and it hurt the players but you have to move on. You have to learn from the setbacks and mistakes and I certainly learned from that defeat.

"You've got to be hurt when you have days like that and I learned a lot about myself that day. The most important thing is that you don't make the same mistakes again.

"If things aren't going right you have to be prepared to change it and sometimes you have to take a 3-1 defeat, instead of being daft enough to think you can win 6-5 - that was my attitude that day.

"Sunday is a chance for the players to go out and express themselves and show what Sunderland is all about."


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