Sunderland star Seb Larsson has told the Chronicle what he feels the most frustrating thing was about the defeat to QPR.
Gus Poyet’s side were soundly beaten by the London club, as they went down 2-0 in front of their own supporters.
“I think the most frustrating thing is we felt like we were on the up, we felt like we were moving in the right direction,” said the midfielder.
Sunderland went into the game after good performances in the league against Burnley and Swansea, with an FA Cup win against Fulham sandwiched in between.
That would have created a change in mentality at the club, creating more positive feeling and giving the side some momentum, which they can use to their advantage.
However, they took their foot off the gas against QPR and allowed their opponents to impose themselves during the early stages.
The positive confidence and momentum, which had been built up has disintegrated and Sunderland are back to square one.
So from that perspective, it’s definitely a setback for the side and as Larsson points out, frustrating.
However, the manager and the players need to focus on the positive things they have done well in recent games and find a way to take that forward into their next few games.