Poyet's 'Must Win' Didn't Happen! (But He's Happy)

15 December 2013 03:59
Gus Poyet believes he has finally seen .

. a Black Cats team with his identity stamped on it as they created the better chances.The visitors were in the ascendancy for much of the game at Upton Park, with Phil Bardsley's long-range effort coming back off the woodwork the closest either side came to finding a winner.Steven Fletcher's goal in the 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on August 31 was the last time Sunderland scored away from home in the league but Poyet felt for the first time in a while that his side deserved to win a game.Gus Poyet: "I would like to say that we didn't look like the worst team in the Premier league today but somehow it is not enough."To be out of this situation, when you play like this you need to win and you need to score to make sure you take the three points, but in the first half it was my team.

"This is my team and now I need to make sure we do it week in, week out."There are different feelings. I'm very upset because we didn't win but for the first time proper this was my team."It was the way I like to play football."It is a different way and it is not that easy when you are at the bottom to convince 25 players that we need to be brave on the ball."If you believe in a way of playing you are able to achieve. We did it 45 minutes here and 45 minutes there but today was the first time we didn't get what we deserved."The draw means West Ham remain in the relegation fight with the result keeping them just one point above Crystal Palace and Fulham who, along with Sunderland, occupy the bottom three places.

Source: Sunderland-Mad