'Nobody is over it yet' - Sunderland star admits weekend result is hard to forget

Sunderland's William Buckley admits that it has been a struggle to get over a defeat to Southampton at the weekend.

Sunderland's William Buckley says that nobody at the club has got over the 8-0 hammering they were given by Southampton at the weekend.

The Black Cats heavy defeat has made a number of headlines since Saturday and Buckley admits that it has been a struggle to put it out of their mind.

The former Brighton man does, however, feel that the best course of action is to forget about it and move on as they have a tough test against Arsenal next-up. 

“We need to get over it fast. Nobody is over it yet," he said to the Shields Gazette.

“But we’re on to Arsenal next week and it doesn’t get any easier."

“We need to pick ourselves up and make sure our performance is 100 times better than it was at Southampton."

“I’ve never experienced anything like that professionally. It’s a horrible feeling, especially for how many fans we brought down."

“It’s gutting for us and we let ourselves down. We need to make it right on Saturday."

“There were a lot of fans still there at the end. If it was other people, I don’t think they’d have been there."

“It’s credit to them and hopefully they can stay behind us and we can put it right next week."

“Those are the kind of results you see in Sunday League, so we have to make sure that doesn’t happen again."

“We let the manager down and all the staff who have shown good faith in us. We need to make sure we put that right.”

The Black Cats had proven a tough side to beat before this defeat, but there are now questions marks being raised over the spirit in camp.

A number of the team appeared to resign themselves to defeat early and, therefore, their efforts were well short of what is required.

Gus Poyet's side are now just one point above the relegation zone and they know that a major improvement will be needed if they are to avoid a repeat of last season's struggle. 

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