Seb Larsson: “I talked to him on Tuesday morning. I cannot say I know him, but I know what he has done in the past, and the football he stood for when he was working at Brighton.
“I’m looking forward to meeting him, and working with him after playing for the national team,
“He was a very talented footballer himself who did a very, very good job at Brighton.
“The football he stood for was great fun to watch, and I met him once or twice when he was a coach there.
“It seems that he stands for an exciting philosophy.
“It’s always up to the manager over who picks the team.
“Some managers like to tinker more than others, but that’s up to them.
“I don’t think anyone relaxes and thinks ‘I’m going to be in the team for sure’.
“We’ve got quite a few players now, and most of them are fit and wanting to play a part.
“There’s a pressure of playing well and getting points, otherwise someone else is there to take your spot and rightly so.
“Hopefully on a personal level I can settle down into one position, and know what the manager wants from me.
“The last sort of year has been a little bit frustrating at times with moving about, and not always knowing what the manager wants from you, and what he’s asking for you to do.
“Hopefully for the rest of the season, I’ll have a clear idea of what he (Poyet) wants from me on a personal level, and I can start producing some decent performances.”