Poyet looks to ‘keep it very simple’ as players return from internationals for Swansea tie

Gus Poyet

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GUS Poyet hopes to avoid baffling his players with science as he looks to teach them in double quick time how he wants them to play this weekend.

The new head coach has his own ideas of what is likely to bring success to Sunderland.

But with players returning from international duty just a days before the game against Swansea, he understands there is only so much they can absorb in such a short space of time.

“We’ve probably destroyed the returning players with the amount of information and ideas we’ve given them,” he smiled.

“But saying that, we’ll be looking to keep it very simple at the weekend - I think that’s the best way with such little time.

“You have to remember though that these players are international players - the elite of the game who play at the highest level - and because of that, you hope they will be absorb quickly what we want to do and do it.

“We are still waiting for a couple of players to come back but most are here and the players are looking OK who have been away.

“We are trying not to confuse them with too much talk but they know that there is an important time because of the position we are in and how quickly they have to adapt.”

Poyet rates Swansea highly and knows they will be a tough proposition at the Liberty Stadium.

But he says Sunderland will go there in a positive frame of mind.

“Swansea are a team that have been playing the same system for while and are very comfortable with it.

“At the moment though, it doesn’t matter too much who we play, or where, our position means that we need to go out looking for a win.”