Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro has spoken out about his anger towards former manager David Moyes, claiming that the Scotsman did not give him a chance while in charge of the Black Cats.


Last season, Asoro was overlooked by Moyes on a regular basis, with the forward only making four appearances in the entire campaign. Asoro spoke of his frustration under the current Hammers boss last season, as reported by the ​Sunderland Echo.

“Last season, I was a bit frustrated. If you look back on the season, we didn’t do well. I can see why [I didn’t get more minutes] as there would have been a lot of pressure on you."


Asoro claimed an assist in ​Sunderland's recent 2-0 win against ​Burton Albion, and claimed that his performance was fueled by his frustration of last season.

“At Burton, I just felt I needed to do something – it could be defending well or to help out in attack to show the manager I want to play and play well.


“That feeling at Burton ... it is hard to say, I have no words. Trying to get that frustration and anger out of my body from last season, that was it – to get my emotions out."


The Black Cats travel to top of the table Wolverhampton at the weekend, and Asoro is hoping that manager Chris Coleman grants him a starting place.

“I would be really happy to start, but it is not my decision. That is the manager’s decision.”


It's been a dismal year for Sunderland, and at the weekend one would suspect that things could get even worse. However, Asoro has been a bright spark this season and if given the chance could push his side up the table.