You Buy Foreigners - What Do You Expect?

14 September 2013 11:26
Paolo Di Canio believes a lack of communication has proved a crucial part in his side's sluggish start, having signed 13 foreign players - including deadline-day buys Fabio Borini and Andrea Dossena - over the summer.

He has demanded his new boys take it upon themselves to learn English as he seeks to cut out the kind of silly errors which sent them to defeat at Crystal Palace a fortnight ago.

Paolo Di Canio: "I can help but I can't become a school teacher for the foreign players every single moment.

"They have to think they have decided to come to England so they have to speak English.

"If you are intelligent and you really want to gel with the others you have to think one day I will learn five or 10 key words for the match. It takes five minutes, and it is their responsibility.

"The communication is crucial because it helps you react in time. We must communicate on the field otherwise we will pay a price."

Source: Sunderland-Mad