The opening day of the Premier League season was a dreadful one for Sunderland as they lost 4-2 against Leicester City and the Dutch manager stated that he is worried about the recent struggles that his team has been displaying.
There was little that Sunderland could do when they played against Leicester City in their first match of the season as the home team was just on a different level. In the opening 45 minutes of the game, Leicester City scored 3 goals and despite Sunderland’s attempts of getting back into the game by scoring twice, it wasn’t enough as the home team won their first game of this new season.
Dick Advocaat has spent around €13 million in signing new players but even with these summer signings they could do nothing from stopping Sunderland of losing their opening match of the Premier League season and even though only 1 match has been played, Dick Advocaat confessed that he is scared about his team.
Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat said: “The result scared me a little bit, but also the way we played. We have to change something as we cannot go on this way. “I’m extremely disappointed for the fans, they came down to back us in their numbers and that was not a great performance for them. Leicester took their chances and made the most of the possession that they had. We were caught out and made mistakes that a team shouldn’t be making at this level’’
The Dutch manager continued on by saying that you can’t expect to secure or make outstanding performances with players who were signed for around €2 million each and that most of them will just have to settle with a place on the sidelines.
Sebastian Coates was signed for €2 million, Younes Kaboul for €3 million and Adam Matthews for €2 million and from the looks of it, Dick Advocaat is not expecting any of those summer arrivals to make a big impact in the team.