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Gus Poyet wary of Sunderland slipping into negative mentality

Hopefully Poyet wasn't serious about killing himself. Credit: PA

Gus Poyet has warned his players not to allow the wait for a Premier League win to get to them as they attempt to end their barren run against high-flying Swansea.

The 46-year-old head coach joked last weekend that he would kill himself if his side did not win one of its next two league games after watching them draw for the fourth time in five outings at Burnley.

I would like to think that we are heading in a good direction. We are okay, the players are quite happy.

They know their role in the team, there is good competition, we have got options, so we don't want to go into this game already thinking, 'If we don't win tomorrow, it's a nightmare'.

It shouldn't be like that - I don't want it to be like that. Yes, we play the game to win, but it's going to be the same the week after.

It's not as if you win two games and then you can lose the next one. That's not the mentality that we want.

– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
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