Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is reluctant to criticise the club's summer transfer policy.
There is criticism of Sunderland trying to change too much too soon regarding the playing group.
Asked whether Sunderland had tried to do too much, he told The Journal: "I'd love to tell you an answer right now yes or no, but I wasn't here so I don't know what the situation was with the other players and why it was needed.
"I have an explanation but unfortunately I can't share it with you. For me, I need to adapt to where I need to go until January at least.
"Then next week in the international break I'll have a proper report on each player and we'll move on from there."
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