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Poyet positive

Posted on 19 August 2008  - 12:00

Gus Poyet is determined to take the positives into Saturday's game with Sunderland, despite us not getting our season off to the best of starts at the weekend.

Poyet positive

Gus Poyet is determined to take the positives into Saturday's game with Sunderland, despite us not getting our season off to the best of starts at the weekend.

A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough has placed the emphasis firmly on the Black Cats' visit to The Lane, and our First Team Coach is refusing to be downbeat.

Gus feels that summer signings Luka Modric and Giovani Dos Santos experienced an important learning curve on their Barclays Premier League debuts, and is content in the knowledge we have an early chance to bounce back.

"I don't think we played badly but, at the same time, we didn't play very well. But it was a difficult game, especially with the way the opposition played," he said.

"From now on, it's all about winning games. When we have a bad day, the key is to recover straight away, so Sunderland is a very important game.

"Taking away the positives, we can say that the new boys, especially Gio and Luka, would have learnt a lot from that game. They are quality players so I am sure they will get to grips with the English style of football very quickly.

"We were not the best team in the world after beating Roma 5-0, and we are certainly not the worst now. It's just a football game that didn't go our way, so we need to stay calm and keep believing in ourselves.

"There are always positives and we need to address the negatives, but that's one game and we've got another one now to bounce back."

Gus Poyet joins Michael Dawson in an exclusive interview now available on Spurs TV Online.

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