Poyet fed up with mistakes

Gus Poyet bemoaned his Sunderland team's mistakes and the nerves of the crowd following their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Last Updated: 01/01/14 at 18:24 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Gabriel Agbonlahor seized upon a Lee Cattermole error after 15 minutes to score the only goal of the game and despite plenty of endeavour there was no way back for the Premier League bottom club.

"We started well," Poyet told Sky Sports. "We were controlling possession and creating chances. But we made a mistake that, unfortunately, changed completely the game.

"They shouldn't happen because they are so simple. The pitch is in good condition and the ball rolls.

"But everything happens for a reason and I don't know if the reason is that it is going to be more difficult than I thought to get out of this situation.

"Always something happens and I'm getting a little fed up."

The home supporters at the Stadium of Light roared their team on but the tension was evident and the Sunderland boss believes that could also be a problem for his team.

"There was plenty of time but they (the fans) are not used to watching a team passing the ball and controlling the game," added Poyet.

"If you make a pass it is going to be a little bit easier, but they want to do everything in a hurry.

"The relationship after the mistake between the players and the fans wasn't great. There were nerves in the stands and that transmitted to the players, who started to play too quick.

"They wanted to do everything in one minute. Everyone wanted to score the equaliser and be the hero. This is a team game. Team games mean we have to all play the same game.

"Until we understand that, it's going to be more and more difficult."

Emanuele Giaccherini did have a goal disallowed in the second half and while Poyet was not happy with that decision and others, he refused to allow it to deflect from his team's performance.

"That's a good excuse," said Poyet. "The problem today was that we were not good enough."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Popovic would be free to leave current club for Crystal Palace job

Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer will not stand in Tony Popovic's way if Crystal Palace approach him.

Sky sources: Alan Irvine will be in charge for West Brom's trip to West Ham on New Year's Day

A senior West Brom source has told Sky Sports News HQ that Alan Irvine will be in charge for the game against West Ham.

Sky sources: Newcastle 'disappointed' over Alan Pardew link to Crystal Palace

Newcastle are disappointed at the timing of the speculation linking their manager Alan Pardew with Crystal Palace.

Mail Box

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property