Charlton Athletic midfielder Diego Poyet admits Dad, Gus, the Sunderland manager, is his toughest critic.

The Zaragoza-born teenager, who has spent nearly his entire life in England, does not feel any extra pressure because his dad was a big hit in the Premier League.

"We play different roles but I don't mind being compared," Poyet Jr told the South London Press. "He had a very good career. If people think I'm worse then it is not going to affect me. He's my dad and I look up to him. I'll support him and he'll always support me.

"He is my biggest critic - but he is only doing it for me to improve. He wants the best for me. He has played in the Premier League and can give me advice. We always watch football together and speak about everything.

"I'll think I've had a good game and send him a DVD and then he'll point out little things that I hadn't realised. I see that as a massive advantage.

"Everyone in the family is crazy about football. If we are sat having dinner then we'll have a game on the TV. Even my mum has got into it. My older brother doesn't play now but knows an unbelievable amount about players."

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