Defender Patrick van Aanholt says Sunderland’s summer signings must adapt quickly or face another season of struggle.
The Black Cats have managed just one point from their first four games and sit second-bottom in the Premier League following Monday’s poor 3-0 home defeat against Everton.
With a new boss at the helm in the shape of David Moyes following Sam Allardyce’s exit to take over as England manager, it’s been a summer of change at the club and 10 new signings were also added to the first team.
Van Aanholt says the new boys must settle into life in England as soon as possible and they are working hard as they look to avoid another scrap against relegation this term.
“Of course, they need to adapt,” he told the Chronicle.
“We’re training every day with them, so we’re trying to explain to them how to adapt, how to play and they’re taking it very well.
“We just want to move forward.”