Poyet Doesn't Know Team For Derby Day

23 October 2013 02:07
Gus Poyet insists he doesn't know his starting XI for the Wear-Tyne derby.

Gus Poyet: “I need to pick the team that is good enough to do it with my ideas.

“I’m responsible, I’m picking the team.

“There’ve been plenty of changes and unfortunately something happened in the second half at Swansea which affected the team.

“We need strong characters to go in there and react to adversity.

“At this moment in time, when we’re going back to basics, it’s important to have players in their natural positions.

“Last week, I was asking a few players who’ve been in different positions about where they feel comfortable, where is natural for them.

“They were giving us the information that we need.

“There are so many things that you can do in training that you get a chance to see things.

“You see if they are paying attention or how they run, whether they can read the game.

"Whatever they do, there is always something to see. We see the things that are important to us and then make a decision about players.”


Source: Sunderland-Mad