It has been a difficult start to live on Wearside for David Moyes, two games in and zero points gained it is a less than ideal beginning. However, performances haven't been poor and there have been positives for the former Manchester United manager to take and work on. Moyes is now hopeful that the club can pick up their first points of the season this weekend, away against Southampton.
Moyes is well aware of the task at hand and that it will be no easy task taking points away from Southampton, who he believes have, "played really well" so far this season, adding that the club has a "real solidarity about them."
Even though he admitted to take a point from the game would be a "good result" Moyes is wanting his side to "go there and win."
The experienced manager was full of praise for his team's opponents this weekend claiming the club are one who have "built progressively throughout their academy" and he sees them as a club "on the climb" despite having to "sell some players."
As well as bigging up Southampton, Moyes also spoke highly of his newest signing, Javier Manquillo who is eligible to start his first game from the club at St.Marys. Moyes is happy to add "more competition" to his squad with the signing of the Spaniard and stated that he was "looking forward" to working with him, despite his language barriers.
Moyes has experience with language barriers from his time working in Spain and said that the club will be doing "everything we can" to help him "get settled quickly" which will allow him to progress and feel more comfortable in the squad.
David Moyes didn't confirm whether or not Manquillo will feature in this weekend's game but did state that he would be attempting to "get him ready" for the clash with Southampton as the Black Cats hope to get their season kick-started.