Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says the international break will have been a benefit to David Moyes but he still needs more time.
It’s been a very busy start for Moyes since he took over at the club just three weeks before the start of the season and the enforced lay off due to World Cup matches will have been a boost to him, according to Defoe.
Moyes has had eight players away on duty with their national teams but he has been able to work with the rest of his squad.
Defoe told the Echo: “For a manager, especially one who has just come into a club, the international break is perfect.
“It gives him the time to work with the team for two weeks on the training ground. It is not easy, to be honest, to come into a football club and change everything overnight, that never happens.
“It doesn’t matter how good the players are.Different ideas, different managers, different ways of playing – it gives him time to work with the team.”