Belfast Telegraph

N'Diaye: No problems with Di Canio

Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye has insisted there is no dissent within the camp over manager Paolo Di Canio's brave new world.

The Italian hit out at the "arrogance" and "ignorance" of some of his players after handing out seven fines in a matter of days, with two players contacting the Professional Footballers' Association for advice amid talk of a revolt over his methods, but club sources have dismissed claims of a dressing room rebellion.

And N'Diaye is adamant that neither he nor his team-mates have any problem with Di Canio's approach, as he told The Journal: "I am in England, but I have an Italian manager, who is very similar to what I am used to from France. His mentality is no different for me. It is more different for English players, but for me it is normal."

He added: "When I played in France, I am used to it. For me, football is like that. For me, it is OK.

"The new manager has a new mentality. For me and everybody, it is not a problem. It is a new mentality, but we accept it.

"Next season, we will move forward together. We will play better and move forward."


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