Sunderland boss Poyet won't talk down quality of squad

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet refuses to criticise the quality of his squad. The Black Cats go to Liverpool tonight staring at relegation.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet refuses to criticise the quality of his squad.

The Black Cats go to Liverpool tonight staring at relegation.

When put to Poyet at yesterday’s pre-match press conference that many of the players he inherited when replacing Paolo Di Canio last October are “just not good enough”, the Uruguayan said: “You’re not going to get that from me, I can assure you.

“When we finish the last game of the season, then I will sit down and we will analyse what happened in the whole season.

“We will talk with the chairman (Ellis Short), (newly-appointed sporting director) Lee Congerton and the chief executive Maggie (Margaret Byrne).

“They know a little bit but I think it’s better when you finish completely because then you’ve got the whole picture.”

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