English Premiership

Poyet attacks media

2015-02-16 12:47
Gus Poyet (Supplied)
Gus Poyet (Supplied)

Cape Town - Third-division Bradford City continued their remarkable progress in the FA Cup by beating Premier League Sunderland 2-0 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1976.

Bradford, beaten League Cup finalists in 2013, stunned Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in round four and they pulled off another upset at Valley Parade courtesy of a John O'Shea own goal and a strike by Sunderland old boy Jon Stead.

Poyet took issue with how the media used his quotes after Sunderland's midweek loss to QPR. After that loss, Poyet insisted he wouldn't be "basing [his] stay at the club around the supporters".

"The problem is you, not me." Poyet told the press after the game, according toSky Sports.

"I'm not going to get involved any more. If we close Sunderland - if we put a China Wall around the city - it would be fantastic.

"Now when we let you in and you get out and say what you want, we've got a problem. I invite every Sunderland fan and people around the club not to listen to any one of you - only to me."

Jermain Defoe did not feature against Bradford and Poyet snapped at reporters when asked about his absence: "You need to know too many things and we try not to give you too much information.

"He was injured, he got a little problem on his calf and we don't know how long it is going to take."


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