Brighton were top of the Championship at the end of September but a run of just one win in nine matches saw them slump into midtable.
But after victory at Huddersfield, Poyet said
Three hours ago we were one win in nine and people were saying that was terrible.
Now they are saying we are unbeaten in five and it's fantastic. We are a good team and difficult to play against. I am happy for the players.
More top news
Simon's Blog - Stormy Weather
It's that time of year again... Shrove Tuesday is nearly here and many of us are getting ready to cook up a batch of pancakes.
Monday night's weather for the east of the region