Cattermole is again suspended after dismissal at Hull City.
Poyet said: "In any team, you have got different characters and you need to, as a manager, use them to the best of their ability knowing they can do one thing or another, or they can make this mistake or another.
"Lee, we know that when he is frustrated he is maybe going to make this kind of tackle.
"Many managers have talked about him. Me, I am going to try to manage him my way.
"I respect other opinions but I am going to do it my way with him internally, and we will see if he improves that reputation that he has got at the moment in England that he cannot make a tackle."
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