A passport to Europe was snatched away by Blackburn Rovers in the Worthington Cup final and the team eventually fell short in the Premiership but, during the course of the season, high profile games were back on the menu at White Hart Lane, the team won many plaudits for their style of play and expectation levels were raised.
"Yes," agreed Gus. "I was talking with the players who have been here for a few years and it was a much better season for everybody, there was some magnificent games at White Hart Lane, some great football played and some great action.
"The only thing we can say is that we want to keep improving next season."
Pressed for his own personal high point of the season Gus eventually plumped for breaking his goal duck in the Worthington Cup win at Tranmere in October and what followed after - namely seven goals in nine games.
"We can say... After I scored the first goal I scored seven in nine that were altogether - one behind the other one," he laughed.
"I knew it would come, but probably everybody was waiting for the goals and they came altogether."
Gus Poyet feels that, despite missing out on silverware, the team took a step up last season and are seeking further improvements in the next one.