Patrick van Aanholt: 'We were unlucky'

Patrick van Aanholt of the Netherlands during the UEFA European U21 Championships Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Ha Moshava Stadium on June 12, 2013
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Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt believes that his side were unlucky not to secure their first win of the season against Burnley on Saturday.

Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt feels that his side were unlucky not to take all three points from their clash against Burnley on Saturday.

The left-back had an effort that smacked the inside of the post, then hit Clarets keeper Tom Heaton and bounce wide in the dying seconds of the match, which would have secured the Black Cats' first win of the campaign.

Van Aanholt told the club's official website: "It was close, I got the ball from Jordi [Gomez] and thought 'I'm going to have a shot' but the goalkeeper just touched it with his fingertips so it was unlucky.

"We came here for the win and we wanted to take all three points so I think we were a little unlucky in the end, because we tried to play football and there were moments when we did.

"I think the performance was alright, like I said we tried to play and sometimes we looked good on the ball so overall I think I am happy."

Sunderland are 17th in the Premier League after five matches this season.

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