Younes Kaboul issues retirement joke as he comments on Sunderland's defensive woes

Kaboul And Gallas

The Sunderland defender would like to keep 38 clean sheets in a season.

Sunderland defender issued a tongue in cheek pledge that he may retire if their defence becomes absolutely perfect and they don't concede any goals, according to quotes in the Chronicle.

The Black Cats defence has been anything but perfect at the start of this season as the side has got off to a terrible start to the season, with defeats to Leicester and Norwich seeing the side concede seven goals already, and are now odds on with the bookmakers to be relegated, even though only two games have been played. 

Kaboul who signed from Spurs this summer, said: “Of course, even when I concede a goal in training I’m crazy. You know, that’s normal.

“When you’re a defender, if I can have a clean sheet for 38 games I will retire! I will retire!

“When you concede goals, you’re not happy.

"We’ve conceded seven goals in two games and that’s not good enough."

One of the key problems may actually be the side trying to establish a new centre-back pairing between Kaboul and Sebastian Coates, who made his loan move from Liverpool a permanent deal this summer. John O'Shea has been omitted from the starting XI for the first two games but he could be in line for a return to action this weekend when Sunderland take on Swansea City - who have made a pretty good start to the season. 

If they manage to get a clean sheet in either of the next two games prior to the international break it will at least represent some kind of progress and something of a boost to the defensive unit. As an experienced defender in the Premier League, Kaboul has to be the leader and provide some common sense, which has been sorely lacking in the opening two league games. 

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