We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 23:33 | 12/8/16

Moyes warns Januzaj to stop blame game

Sunderland manager David Moyes says new signing Adnan Januzaj needs to "stop blaming everyone else" for his disappointing career.

The Belgium wingerjoined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Friday, reuniting with Moyes, the manager that gave him his first-team chance at Old Trafford as an 18-year-old in 2013.

However, Januzaj has failed to convince Moyes' successors at United, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese in particular unimpressed with his lax attitude in training.

Januzaj also spent four months on loan to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund last season, but played only 12 games before returning to his parent club, and Moyes says his protege must take responsibility for the way his career has failed to kick on.

"I’ve said to Adnan, you need to stop blaming everyone else for what’s gone wrong," said Moyes.

"This loan’s a little bit of a risk. I’ve told Adnan to look at himself and realise that it’s down to him to change it; it can’t always be the manager’s fault or the coach’s fault that he hasn’t progressed.

"Adnan’s got to ask has he prepared right, has he got himself in the best condition, has he trained well enough? And, when he’s got his opportunity, has he played well enough? In a lot of cases the answer has to be ‘no’."

Moyes also confirmed that Lamine Kone will be fined after the Ivorian's public statement requesting to leave the club, following an £18m bid from Everton.

"We’ll honour something that was said to him regarding a new contract if we stayed up," Moyes said ahead of Saturday's season-opener at Manchester City.

"But because we’re in the middle of the transfer window, we’ve said ‘can we wait and can we do it on September 1?’.

"We’ve told the boy, if you don’t mind, can you give us a little bit of time because you have a four-year contract and you’ve only served six months of it. We don’t think it would be too bad just to wait a few weeks, if you don’t mind’."

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

City duo on Ballon d'Or shortlist

09:13 | 24/10/16

Leicester duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or.

EFL investigate Watford

10:59 | Today

The English Football League has launched an investigation into claims Watford supplied false financial information.

Mourinho: Nowhere to hide

09:10 | Today

Jose Mourinho has urged his Manchester United players to prove they are men as they look to bounce back from the humiliating 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Bilic will field strong team

12:26 | Today

Slaven Bilic will field his 'strongest possible team' for Wednesday's EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Chelsea.

McCarthy a doubt for Austria

09:21 | Today

James McCarthy has emerged as a major doubt for the Republic of Ireland's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Austria amid reports he has suffered a fresh hamstrin...

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.