Sunderland desire pleases O'Neill despite Chelsea defeat

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill praises the "heart and desire" of his team after putting in a battling display during their 3-1 defeat against Chelsea.

O'Neill feels the fact that Chelsea scored either side of half time was the decisive factor in the game and is happy with the effort his side put in at the Stadium of Light.

Whilst continuing to acknowledge his side are in a real relegation battle, O'Neill says he has never doubted his ability throughout his long career.