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Benched Giaccherini will still feature at Sunderland

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists that summer signing Emanuele Giaccherini remains in his plans, despite being dropped for the victory over Newcastle. Inter Milan are reported to be monitoring wingers situation at the Stadium of Light, although Poyet says that the Italy international will still feature heavily for his side this season.

"He is frustrated, he is not happy, but he is a very good professional," he told The Times.

"It's difficult for him to take being out of the team, but I'm expecting Giacci to be ready.

"He will play, a lot. I can't give him everything he wants because he wants to play every game for 90 minutes but he will play a big part for us.

"We're trying to make sure every single player who came here in the summer really adapts to the club. We have to become one football team and not 25 individuals."

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