Advocaat slams poor Sunderland

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has criticised his squad following another poor showing in their 3-1 defeat to Premier League newcomers Norwich on Saturday.

Following their 4-2 opening-day reverse to Leicester, the Black Cats have now conceded seven goals in their first two games of the campaign, prompting cries from the Stadium of Light faithful to spend big before the end of the transfer window.

Advocaat admits there is something wrong in the squad and revealed he will hold a meeting with the players on Sunday to try and get to the bottom of the problem.

"I have an idea about it, but tomorrow we will have a meeting and they can talk and I will talk," Advocaat is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

"What was so wrong was I saw players playing – and I don't want to mention names, it was the whole team with the exception of one or two players – and they did things that I don't expect from a player at this level.

"I have to know why that can happen because it's really strange for me. You can play badly and badly, but not knowing what to do is even worse."