Former Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas spoke highly of Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole on Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday night (broadcast from 10:25pm, April 16).
Jenas was impressed with the performance of the 28-year-old defensive midfielder for Sunderland against Norwich City at the weekend.
“He was brilliant throughout the whole game,” said Jenas about Cattermole on Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday night (broadcast from 10:25pm, April 16).
“I thought he was the real driving force behind Sunderland’s performance today. He ran his socks off, he was strong, and he was just a real leader today.”
“He pretty much epitomised everything that was good about Sunderland today,” added the former Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur star.
Cattermole, who has been on the books of Sunderland since 2009, was superb against Norwich.
The former Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic defensive midfielder took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 61%, won 25% of his tackles and 100% of his headers, and made seven clearances and four blocks.
For Sunderland to retain their Premier League status for next season, the Englishman will have to be on top of his game in the final weeks of the campaign. Sam Allardyce’s side are third from bottom in the league table at the moment.