Poyet 'Did I Pick The Right Team?'

21 October 2013 05:10
Gus Poyet pulled no punches as he delivered a frank assessment of his side's second-half capitulation in their 4-0 defeat at Swansea.

Gus Poyet: "I learnt a lot from my players today, particularly in the second half.

"My team talk at half-time was all about the ball and what we needed to do better with it to go and create something more.

"The rest of the game I was very pleased with as we had worked on being well organised and difficult to beat. Then we got to the second half and we did completely the opposite. It's difficult to explain.

"We have no other option than to work and turn that (first-half) performance into 90 minutes as soon as possible, as time and games will pass by with us still at the bottom.

"Any team can concede a goal, if you cannot play any more because you concede a goal, you deserve to be at the bottom.

"I thought I picked the right team in the first half, now if you were to ask me if I did, I would not be sure.

"They have given me a chance. As a player you do not want to give the manager the chance to pick someone else. They have given me the chance to do that whatever they are like this week.

"What a game we have next week. It is becoming serious, it is a derby, we are at home, we are not winning games and now is the time to start."

Source: Sunderland-Mad