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Sunderland boss Poyet: I need to change players' mentality

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says his struggling team is not yet fully his.

Poyet marked one year in the job earlier this month but believes he is still some way from making the team his own.

"It takes time, no doubt," he said. "Managers love to have time but it's also unrealistic. We can't always be asking for time.

"Do I need time to change things? Yes, I do. The most difficult thing to change is mentality. A player at 27 or 28 isn't going to improve his ability, but he might have been in a certain mental situation because every season involved in relegation. It takes time to change that and results. The two coming together, I hope I've got the time."

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