Asked if he had ever experienced anything like the Black Cats' current plight .
Gus Poyet: "No. But I accepted the challenge and now I am not going to hide. I have got no problems.
"Is it enjoyable? No, I can tell you it's not, but I don't think everybody gets a job and tries to enjoy the job.
"That's a dream job.
"That's what I have said to the players: You want to play football? Yes. You want to earn money? Yes. Have you got a lovely place to train? Yes. Then you are lucky because you are enjoying your life.
"But at the moment, no, I am not really enjoying my life. But it's the way it is. I am trying to make sure I can enjoy it in a few weeks' time, that would be nice."