Pardew Says His Players 'Switched Off'

Last updated : 17 January 2011 By Footy Mad - Editor


Alan Pardew: "Sunderland are having a great season and you have got to remember that.

"We are really disappointed today because we know our performance and some of our play deserved to win today.

"We will take that and it will arm us for next week when we have got a tough game [against Tottenham].

"The fourth official came up to me earlier and said, 'We have had a lot of injuries, a lot of waiting time, there is going to be time', so his information was good.

"But I still felt that five minutes - you don't see many games where you get five minutes at the end, and I felt it was a bit harsh, if I am honest. I thought there would be three or four minutes.

"It boosted the crowd. When you get a figure like five or six, the stadium came alive again.

"We had killed the stadium and the ref almost said, 'Here you are, there's a little bit of time towards the end for you', as it proved to be, unfortunately."