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Poyet wants commitment

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has told his players to be brave as they attempt to launch an unlikely bid for Barclays Premier League survival.

We try, we try to be brave. We have played games away from home against top teams and we have left one up front and we did okay; against Liverpool, we left two all the time and we did better; and against Spurs, we left two and we were terrible.

That's shows you that it doesn't matter too much sometimes, all the plans and all the things because it depends what happens on the pitch in 90 minutes, how we cope with situations, how we pass the ball, how we defend.

But maybe that word, being 'brave' is one of the biggest ones in this situations.

– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

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