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David Moyes Admits He Spends Nights in a 'Darkened Room' After Sunderland Defeats

Published on: 30 October 2016

Sunderland manager David Moyes has admitted he feels 'lousy' after defeats and often retreats to a 'darkened room' to reflect on the previous match, as reported byThe Guardian.


The Black Cats suffered a comprehensive 4-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Saturday, leaving them with just two points from their first ten Premier League matches this season - taking the record for the worst start to a Premier League season.

And Moyes, who joined the Wearside club in July following Sam Allardyce's resignation, has become increasingly under pressure in light of his side's start to the season and has admitted his record of eight defeats from ten games is 'damning.'


It's damning, I agree,� Moyes said.It does make me feel lousy, and I do. I don't feel good about it but you've got to take it. I probably spend Saturday night, and quite often, in a darkened room somewhere.

David Moyes admits spending Saturday nights in a 'darkened room' as Sunderland make the worst ever start https://t.co/xlQz8Imp75 pic.twitter.com/5cOQprzeDV

Sunday gets a wee bit better, but not much, and hopefully by the time Monday morning comes, you are ready to go again.


You've got to get it out of the system and you are up and running again. And I'll do that again on Monday.�

The former Everton and Manchester United manager added:When you've had 450, 500 games in the Premier League you keep doing what you've always done, you keep doing what you think is right.


You try not to get too caught up in the whole thing. I don't think we can do. If we were going in blasting every player, I don't think things will necessarily get any better.


We are trying to train correctly, trying to put into practice what we think will be good for them. So we try to follow all the right things you would do when you're in a difficult situation. And we are in a difficult situation.�


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