David Moyes “If I Was German, Maybe I’d Be Praised After Performance Against Liverpool”
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on January 3, 2017
David Moyes’ Sunderland grabbed a late point at the Stadium Of Light yesterday against Jürgen Klopp’s high-flying Liverpool side, and Moyes believes if the managers’ nationalities were the other way around, his side would have received more credit.
Sunderland came from behind twice through star-man Jermain Defoe’s penalty brace, meaning the Black Cats now sit in 18th place, with 15 points. The Scotsman has had a subtle dig at Klopp, insisting he’d be receiving more praise if he was German. Speaking in his post-match press conference, Moyes said:
“I feel we weren’t too defensive today and got something out of the game. We were always mindful of getting something from the game, and we did.”
“Today the players raised the supporters with how they pressed Liverpool. Maybe if I was a German manager you’d have praised that. If I was German you’d be saying ‘this is great, you’re doing something different’, you know.”
“I thought we did well, stuck at it and tried to make it as hard as possible for Liverpool,” said Moyes.
“I said how important it is to have a really good penalty kick taker. You’re going to get penalties and you want to think it’s going to be okay, and with Jermain, you always think it’s going to be okay.
“Vito played really well, especially given his last performance. It was important for him as well as the team. We needed the goalkeeper today.”
You can watch David Moyes’ full post-match press conference below, thanks to BeanymanSports.