English Premiership

Poyet: My most embarrassing day

2014-10-20 07:41
Gus Poyet (Supplied)
Gus Poyet (Supplied)
Cape Town - Sunderland manger Gus Poyet concedes the 8-0 hammering his side suffered at the hands of Southampton on Saturday was a new low for him.

The Black Cats endured an afternoon that was the stuff of nightmares, with a plethora of mistakes, including two own-goals, resulting in the club suffering the heaviest defeat in their history.

Looking back at the game, the Wearsiders' performance was summed up by Santiago Vergini's opener in which he hammered home from the edge of the area - at the wrong end of the pitch.

Liam Bridcutt also scored an own-goal to add to a Graziano Pelle double and efforts from Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane.

"Where do I start? First, it was the most embarrassing [moment] I've had on a football pitch without any doubt," Poyet said after the match.

"I feel sorry for the supporters. I thought we were creating something between the team and the supporters - they made a long trip and they deserved better. What I say in the dressing room stays in there.

"I use the word 'embarrassing' because I'm trying to be respectful. This is not an easy [press] conference this one, I need to be very careful what I say. I'm responsible.

"It's going to be a difficult week. The players who are on the pitch next week are going to do something about it. I don't think I want to watch that again. Sometimes I make clips. I wouldn't have time to make as many clips as I need. Maybe the players will watch it. Maybe it will be good therapy for them to watch themselves."

The defeat leaves Sunderland just one point off the relegation places with eight points from eight games.


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