Turner admits Tigers torment

14 September 2009 08:53
New Sunderland defender Michael Turner admits making his debut against former club Hull City was the most nerve-wracking moment of his career. The centre-back joined the Black Cats from Hull as the summer transfer window closed, and he made his bow for his new club in a 4-1 win over his ex-employers on Saturday. Turner confesses that playing against the Tigers in his first outing for Sunderland was not a preferred scenario, but he is also focusing on a successful career at the Stadium of Light. He said: "To be honest, playing against Hull on my debut was not very nice. "I had been thinking about it a lot and I was more nervous than I have ever been for any game. "So while it is a massive win both for me and the club, there are mixed emotions. "Hull will always have a place in my heart and I owe people there a lot but I have moved on and I'm a Sunderland player now and hopefully my career will keep moving forward. "I definitely feel this club is going places and I want to be a part of it." Turner also has a claim to Sunderland's fourth goal after heading towards the net before the ball struck former team-mate Kamil Zayatte and went past Boaz Myhill. "I definitely got a touch and whether it then hit Kamil, I don't know but I sent it towards goal and I will be trying to claim it," he said.

Source: SKY_Sports