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The lack of impact from a Sunderland youngster has drawn criticism following their defeat against Norwich City in the Championship…



Gary Bennett, a former Sunderland player, expressed disappointment in Luis Hemir’s lackluster performance during the recent Championship match against Norwich City.


Luis Hemir, the Sunderland youngster, has faced criticism from Sunderland legend Gary Bennett for his lackluster performance during the team’s loss against Norwich City in the Championship on Saturday.


Despite a goalless first half, Norwich striker Josh Sargent managed to score the winning goal just nine minutes before the final whistle. This defeat marks Sunderland’s fourth consecutive loss, pushing them further down the standings and away from the Championship play-off positions.


Mike Dodds, the temporary head coach, made the decision to start Luis Hemir in the match against Norwich City, marking only the striker’s second appearance in a Sunderland jersey since joining in the summer transfer window. Despite this, Sunderland’s offensive struggles persisted against The Canaries, resulting in a 1-0 loss at Carrow Road, marking the team’s fourth consecutive defeat.


Bennett, a former Sunderland player who currently serves as a pundit alongside Nick Barnes for Sunderland games on BBC Radio Newcastle, expressed his disappointment with Luis Hemir’s performance against Norwich City.


Regarding Hemir, 20, Bennett expressed, “He appears disoriented in the midfield. It would be beneficial if he positioned himself closely to the last center-back, and once we regain possession, can he effectively make runs along the channel? Can he serve as a reliable option? Currently, he seems to be casually jogging without contributing much.”


Sunderland’s upcoming matches include a game against Leicester City at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening, followed by a trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton on Saturday. The team has been struggling to secure a win since their 3-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle in the Championship at the Stadium of Light three weeks ago, under the management of Michael Beale on February 10.