emanuele giaccherini

We lost momentum - Giacc

by Kate Smith

Italian hoping for better response.

Black Cat Emanuele Giaccherini is disappointed with the way Sunderland let Manchester United come back from a goal down in Saturday’s defeat at the Stadium of Light.

“We did very well,” the Italian told safc.com after the game, “but Manchester United are a great team and can change a game very quickly.”

Kevin Ball’s side had the impetus in the opening half of the clash with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions and had an impressive 45 minutes following Craig Gardner’s early goal.

“I think we gave a great performance, but the result wasn’t good.” Giaccherini continued.

The midfielder went close to scoring his third goal in three games for Sunderland, almost doubling the home side’s lead before the break, but unfortunately for Sunderland, goalkeeper David De Gea pulled off a stunning save to deny the playmaker.

Just before the hour mark debutant Adrian Januzaj pulled the visitors level and six minutes later the 18 year-old Belgian struck again to put United in front.

“We didn’t react how we should have once United pulled a goal back, we began playing with fear and lost our momentum.” Giaccherini added. “That’s not how we should play.

“There are signs of improvement every week and we have to continue to build on this and hopefully our luck will change.

“We have to be the bigger team and take our performances and turn them into results.

“From what we saw on Saturday I believe Manchester United have what it takes to win the league again this season.”