Gus Poyet writes to Monsieur Salut after every game. It’s not the most exclusive of communications, going to thousands of other Sunderland fans, too. This is what he made of our exit from the Capital One Cup, robbing us of one of our chances of another trip to Wembley. Sixer’s Sevens spent the night with no access to the Comments section. This was not intentional – the site’s system was playing up, also preventing uploading of Jake’s images – but, as Salut! Sunderland’s deputy editor, Malcolm Dawson, said, this was perhaps no bad thing. Gus was more upbeat …
I think the result is difficult to accept because I do not think we deserved to lose the game.
We had better chances and moments in the game with an opportunity to go 2-1 up, but there were big decisions today that went against us a little bit.
We are disappointed to lose as we were at home and we wanted to do well in the cup, but now we need everybody including the fans to make sure we are united and come in stronger to win the game on Saturday.
When you have so many changes in the team you want to compete and start well with pace because it can take a while to get going.
The team responded and started well and everything was going well until their goal.
Even though they had a few shots it was nothing to worry about, it was just a period of adjustment at the back that allowed them into the position to score.
Saying that it didn’t affect our game and we were okay in the second half, but we need to be a little more clinical and not give anything away.
Thanks for your support,
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