ROSS: CATS’ CLINICAL DISPLAYS ARE NO FLUKE
WHAT JACK MADE OF THOSE DEREK ADAMS COMMENTS AND OUTSIDE PERCEPTIONS OF HIS SUNDERLAND TEAM
Jack Ross says he stands by his assertion that Sunderland deserved their win at Plymouth Argyle last weekend.
Derek Adams raised eyebrows after the game when he said that the Black Cats had ‘ridden their luck’ and ‘have to be careful’.
Adams was not the first to suggest that results are not necessarily matching performances when it comes to Sunderland, but Ross said their clinical displays are no fluke.
“Every manager has their own approach to how they analyse games,” he said.
“My post-match comments were different, I felt we were decent in our performance and deserved to win. I’ve watched the game again since then and my opinion hasn’t changed.
“But I don’t have any issue with it. It takes a lot more than that to rattle me, if I’m honest.”
The post-match comments sparked intense debate.
Ross would not disagree with the notion from Adams that ‘they won’t have it all their own way this season’.
His players fully understand the effort it takes to be successful in League One and are under no illusions that they will simply be able to blow opponentsaway.
“I’m fortunate that the players have taken that on board, they know that and believe it [how hard they have to work]”, he said.
“It’s an interesting one for me because I was speaking to Lee Cattermole the other day about it.
“I asked him about the Premier League and said, you must have had games against the Liverpools, Man Citys, and thought, ‘we were the better team, but lost’.
“He said, ‘yeah, loads of times’.
“If you ask myself, James, John, we played against Celtic and Rangers loads of times, and we thought we were the better team, and lost. “That’s what good teams
Sunderland manager Jack Ross on the sidelines against Plymouth Argyle last week, in a game that he says his team