Dick Advocaat orders team meeting to address Sunderland’s dismal start

Sunderland defender Seb Coates struggles against Norwich in today's 3-1 defeat

Sunderland defender Seb Coates struggles against Norwich in today's 3-1 defeat

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Dick Advocaat will hold a team meeting with his Sunderland squad tomorrow in a bid to solve the Black Cats’ dreadful start to the season.

Sunderland’s opening two games of the campaign have both ended in humiliation after Advocaat’s side followed up their opening day loss to Leicester with a 3-1 Stadium of Light defeat against newly-promoted Norwich City today.

Head coach Advocaat – now the firm favourite to become the first Premier League manager to leave his position this season – was shell-shocked by the manner of another awful performance from Sunderland.

And the former Holland manager will chair a no-holds-barred meeting with his squad at the Academy of Light tomorrow to find a solution to Sunderland’s woes.

Advocaat said: “This squad must be good enough to get a result against Norwich with five new players.

“There’s something wrong. That’s quite simple.

“I’ve an idea about it, but tomorrow we will have a meeting and they can talk, and I will talk.

“I don’t want to mention names, because it was the whole team, except for one or two players.

“They are doing things that I don’t expect from players at this level.

“I have to know why that can happen. It’s really strange for me.

“You can play bad, but not knowing what to do makes it even worse.”