Monday 10 December 2018

O'Shea's Cats century

SUNDERLAND boss Gus Poyet has hailed Ireland defender John O'Shea as he prepares to make his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.

O'Shea will reach that milestone when he plays against Spurs tomorrow, with the Waterford man guaranteed a start.

"I am not surprised that he is going to reach 100 league games and I am not going to drop him, I promise," says Poyet. "I hope he has a good day celebrating with three points. I think it is a privilege to have him here. A captain is someone you need to rely on and trust.

"You also have to interchange opinions because when you view the game from outside you need information from the pitch, John is very good in those situations and he is a very good professional."

"I remember last year I dropped him for one game but he accepted it and just got better and better, it was a great example for the young players who need to look up to the senior professionals and the captain of the club."

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