Sunderland boss Poyet: I want to relax next season

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants a relaxing campaign next season. He was delighted to secure Premier League safety with victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants a relaxing campaign next season.

He was delighted to secure Premier League safety with victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Poyet, who celebrated deliriously with his players on the pitch after the final whistle, is adamant that the lessons of a remarkable campaign must be learned.

He said: "That's fundamental for me. Can I go another year like these seven months? No. I'm strong, but I don't want to die, I don't want to have a heart-attack, I don't want to lose any more hair than I have lost already.

"I want to have a season where I can relax and see my team playing football week in, week out.

"Are you going to win the league? No, but we need to make sure we don't go another season like the last two or three because when you play with fire, in the end, you get burnt and we don't want to do that.

"We don't want to go down, so we need to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes that we have been making for the last two or three years."

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