Boss backs under-fire defender

Sunderland boss David Moyes has handed central defender Papy Djilobodji his full backing despite his costly error against Spurs.

Sunderland: Boss backs under-fire defenderSunderland: Boss backs under-fire defender

The summer signing from Chelsea has endured a difficult start to life on Wearside, with his mistake allowing Harry Kane to fire Spurs to victory over the weekend.

Moyes, though, has been pleased with elements of what he has seen from the £8million man and has been impressed with the attitude of a player who has been thrown in at the deep end since the unexpected departure of Younes Kaboul.

He said: “Yes, we know he has made a few mistakes, but to be fair to the boy, he’s accepted them.

“It would have been worse if he was someone who was saying, ‘No, I’ve got nothing to do with this’. He’s trying to improve himself, so for me that’s better that way that it is the other way.”

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