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Gus: Don't panic

Posted on 27 August 2008  - 12:00

Gus Poyet insists there is no need to panic despite our disappointing start to the season.

Gus: Don't panic

Gus Poyet insists there is no need to panic despite our disappointing start to the season.

We've suffered 2-1 defeats at the hands of Middlesbrough and Sunderland in our opening two fixtures in the Barclays Premier League.

Although realistic enough to know we didn't deserve to win those matches, First Team coach Gus feels the story could have been much different as we prepare to face his old club Chelsea on Sunday.

"We didn't deserve to win but we were in shape to win in both games," reflected Gus at Spurs Lodge. "We didn't, but we don't have to panic. Nothing changes because the quality is still here although obviously it's not a good situation.

"In the first half against Sunderland there was nothing there for either team. In the second half Gareth (Bale) had that chance with the header and that could have changed things but it was the other way around, they scored from nowhere and after that we had our best spell.

"We started going forward, taking risks, Jermaine Jenas was very direct and had a couple of chances before he scored and at that point I thought only one team would win it. But that's football.

"Teams won't come to White Hart Lane and play beautiful football, they will create two or three chances, look to score one and then make it difficult for us.

"We now need to focus on Chelsea and this week has been about reinforcing the positive things and not being negative."

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