Emotional Dick Advocaat hails ‘unbelievable’ feeling after Sunderland draw at Arsenal to stay in Premier League

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat (left) and Paul Bracewell (right) after the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium.
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat (left) and Paul Bracewell (right) after the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium.
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EMOTIONAL Dick Advocaat has hailed his side’s performance after they secured the point they needed at Arsenal to stay in the Premier League.

The game finished goalless at the Emirates Stadium, meaning the Black Cats are safe ahead of the final round of matches.

It was a spirited, gutsy performance from the Dutchman’s side and he has heaped praise on his players.

Advocaat said: “Arsenal had the possession but you know if you keep trying you get your chances. In the second half we had chances and we had to score.

“Arsenal were the better side but the organisation was unbelievably good. The emotion was so high. We only lost one in the last six and that is why they deserve to stay in.

“Our defence was great.

“An unbelievable feeling we did it by ourselves. The players gave everything to stay up.

“It is a beautiful stadium, facilities are great, but last couple of years not always lucky with things we have done.

“The players started believing.

“I will give an answer next week on my future,” added Advocaat to Sky Sports.