Former Sunderland captain Michael Gray says sacked manager Paolo di Canio got it wrong during his final days in charge.
Gray reckons Di Canio was wrong to round on a squad full of â€œstrong charactersâ€™â€™ such as ex-Manchester United duo John Oâ€™Shea and Wes Brown.
Gray, 39, said: â€œPublicly, he has criticised a few of his players but some things you keep in the dressing room.
â€œYou criticise your players face-to-face. When you say things in front of the cameras, dressing rooms can become very strong.
â€œYou look at the likes of Wes Brown and John Oâ€™Shea. Theyâ€™re strong characters who have been fantastic in their careers.
â€œPaolo Di Canio is going to say what he thinks â€“ he doesnâ€™t hold back â€“ and maybe he did lose the dressing room in the end.â€™â€™
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