Jack Colback

Jack frustrated by late winner

by Kate Smith

Colback perturbed after Bale goal denies Cats.

Stand-in full-back Jack Colback cut a frustrated figure after Sunderland slipped to defeat against high-flying Tottenham.

Colback turned in a sterling performance during Sunderland’s final game of the 2012-13 campaign at White Hart Lane as part of a make-shift Black Cats backline.

The 23 year-old did well to contain the threat and pace of Aaron Lennon and played a key part  in some dogged defending from the visitors, until Barclays Player of the Season Gareth Bale was the difference make with his net-busting 89th minute strike.

“It’s very disappointing to have conceded so late in the game,” Colback told safc.com.

“We did well to frustrate them for 89 minutes and we made it known that if they wanted to win they would have to work for it.

“With the score at 0-0 at halftime knew to keep going as we were.

“Spurs  were dominating in possession, which you would have expected,” Colback continued. 

“They are a very good side and they were playing at home, but we knew if we could create a couple of chances it might go our way.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t hold on to get anything from the game.

“I’m really disappointed to end the season on a defeat.”

Following the final game of the campaign the midfielder revealed how he’s looking forward for the team to start with a clean slate in August.

“We can put this season to bed now and move on,” he said. 

“Everyone’s looking forward to going into next year with the new gaffer in place, it’s the chance for a fresh start and it’s a brand new season, something we can all look forward to."