Sunderland Under-21s manager Graeme Murty expressed his thoughts following his team’s 2-1 victory over Peterborough Under-21s in the Premier League Cup. Murty commended the positive attitude displayed by Hemir and Nectarios Triantis, two 20-year-old summer signings who have willingly stepped down to play for the club’s under-21s side.
These two young players have made several appearances for the Black Cats’ youth team this season and were part of the starting lineup during the recent win over Peterborough Under-21s. Murty, when asked about their performance, praised their excellent attitudes and their ability to maintain high standards among the team.
According to Murty, Hemir and Triantis are receptive to coaching and tactical guidance, making them enjoyable to work with. He noted that they tend to be quite hard on themselves, often focusing on their mistakes, and he expressed a desire for them to recognize and appreciate their achievements more. He believes that, as footballers and individuals, they tend to dwell on the negatives, and he hopes they can shift their focus to the positive aspects of their game.
Sunderland’s victory over Peterborough, secured by Henry Fieldson’s stoppage-time goal, marked their first win in this year’s Premier League Cup, following a previous 3-2 defeat against Tottenham in August.