He is, of course, referring to the manner of last weekend's derby defeat at Highbury, when Simon Davies was harshly sent off after 27 minutes and we went on to lose 3-0.
The midfielder knows how important it is for us to turn around our recent fortunes and targets Sunday's vital clash against Leeds United as the starting point.
"This is the worst week possible if you are a Tottenham player," pondered Gus at Spurs Lodge.
"It's up to the players to show that we can recover and I am confident we can do it. We want to and we are ready.
"Every team will have a spell when they lose two or three games in a row. Some had it at the start of the season, look at Newcastle, Chelsea had a bad week, Arsenal lost a few games, Leeds as well.
"All you can do is react as soon as possible and it is important we do that on Sunday."
Gus is expecting a tough game as Terry Venables returns to the Lane with his Leeds side on Sunday.
He added: "They are a very good team and similar to us in that they are better than they are showing at the moment. It will be a tough game but with that in mind, a great game."
Gus Poyet insists the players are determined to bounce back from what he describes as 'the worst week possible'.