He said: ‘In the first two games of the season he played badly and the body language was not of a player who wanted to give his best.
‘It means you don’t care. It means you don’t care about the club, which means it was time for him to go.’
Sessegnon will be available to play against his former team at the weekend after being granted a work permit for his move to West Brom.
He told the papers: ‘Why should he score the winner, I can't say how I'd feel about something that's not going to happen.’
Sunderland have let in 10 goals in 5 games this season, but captain John O’Shea has been missing through injury and Modibo Diakite hasn’t been fit to start.
The on loan defender said: ‘Of course, when four defenders play together for a long time, there’s a better connection between them. But in time, we’ll get used to it and I hope we’ll be better together.’
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