Di Canio post-Man City

by SAFSee

Head coach speaks after Barclays Asia Trophy final.

Paolo Di Canio praised his players' efforts in Hong Kong following the defeat to Manchester City in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy.

Edin Dzeko scored the only goal as Sunderland head home with a win and a defeat following the midweek 3-1 victory over Spurs.

"I was very pleased with the game for the general condition," Di Canio said of the City game. "Yesterday we had a double training session; Manchester City only one. 

"It was just a few days after the Tottenham game, and on a heavy pitch. It’s obvious we have to work hard to do better.

"There are players with very good quality; they already understand my philosophy. Some still have to fully understand what I want, but this is normal. It’s only been a short time; just 23 days."