Last Updated: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:17
Gus Poyet says Sunderland will have to take their chances on Sunday as he expects Man City to dominate the Capital One Cup final.
The Black Cats head to Wembley this weekend as big underdogs to end their 41-year wait for silverware, despite having already beaten City 1-0 at the Stadium of Light this season.
Poyet is predicting that City will control much of the game and has warned his players they will need to ride out any pressure they come under better than they did at Arsenal last weekend.
The Wearsides found themselves 3-0 at half-time at the Emirates Stadium and Poyet is worried City could be out of sight early doors if they don't improve defensively.
The Uruguayan is also looking for his forwards to be clinical at Wembley, claiming they won't have too many sights of the City goal and will therefore have to take any chances that come their way.
"In these types of games, you will always have a good period sooner or later and you need to take advantage," Poyet told the Sunderland Echo.
"They will have a good period too and then you have to make sure you don't give anything cheaply away.
"If they do it by quality, then fair enough.
"But the other day, we gave Arsenal the second goal at 30 minutes and who knows what would have happened if it had been 1-0 at half-time.
"Arsenal played with 10 men three days before and who knows what could have happened with a couple of changes. But at 3-0, it was game over.
"We need to make sure we manage those times.
"If we concede after 38 minutes, then make sure we get to half-time just 1-0 down."
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