O'Neill: 'I felt the performance was fantastic'
Martin O'Neill couldn't fault his troops following a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea this afternoon after a battling display.
The Black Cats went down to a 13th minute strike from Frank Lampard after Fernando Torres cracked the bar with a scissor kick.
Speaking to The Official Site afterwords, O'Neill said:
'I'm desperately disappointed as I felt the performance was fantastic - particularly the second half.
'How we haven't come away with something really defies belief.'
'Of course it's always going to be an uphill battle if you fail to convert chances, especially as we created a number of opportunities.
'I thought that we performed terrifically well. You can't create chances like we had against a top-class side without having shown some sort of ability.'
Sunderland host Swansea City at the Stadium of Light next weekend.