Last Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:17
New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told his players he has strong ideas about how football should be played.
The Uruguayan has very firm ideas about how he wants a Sunderland side, who looked all at sea during the latter days of Di Canio's tenure, to play.
Sunderland players will be helped to learn the way Poyet wants to do things and he is convinced that they have the players at the club to drag them away from the foot of the table.
He told the Echo: "I am a very honest person, very honest. I believe that football should be played in one way, which is caring a lot for the ball.
"That way of playing football needs to be adaptable to the players. If you want to play football, but you don't have the players, it's not going to work, so you need to work, convince, use the ability of the players.
"We like to give the players the possibility to perform at their best, to play in the position where they want to play. They can perform, there are no excuses, they can go on the pitch and feel comfortable.
"Apart from that, we will help them, explain things that they need to listen to in the next few days."But the sooner they get it, the better for everybody."
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