David Moyes claimed Nissan’s car plant was “mind-blowing” as he tried to rally his players and support for his rock-bottom side.
The Mirror claims “Moyes says he will be given time to put the wheels back on Sunderland’s season” after a public relations trip to the local Nissan factory
Sitting bottom of the table with just two points the former Everton and Manchester United boss has the full backing of MD Martin Bain and on Thursday he took his squad to the car plant, who are a model of efficiency completing a car a minute and employing 7,000 workers.
“All the people are really supportive. Everywhere I go, that is what I get. People who are understanding of the situation and what we are trying to do,” said Moyes.
“And that is at the club as well. Yes. At the club everyone is very good as well.
“I want them to go away and realise how lucky they are. How they have a talent, and not to waste it – hang on and fight for everything you can.
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“For all we have pressure that goes with not doing well, all these boys on the factory-floor would love to be running out there at Bournemouth on Saturday.
“Seeing this is overwhelming. Mind-blowing. The robots, the workers, the production line. Most importantly what a workforce, showing us you need a team to get to the end goal.
“We have to make the players realise where people in this part of the country work. Where our fans work — we have a lot of new players. We are building a team.
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“They have to know where the supporters come from, where they work, the hours they work — in there from 7 til 3, three til 11 — long-night shift. Relentless work. It is where our fans come from.
“We are not doing very well at the moment so we have to be out there showing people we are doing the best we can.
“The teamwork is unbelievable. They are efficient. Nissan have built this plant over years and added and added more on to it. They are building bigger parts now, bigger cars, more cars.
“There is a lesson for us there.”