Sunderland heading in right direction despite another draw, says Poyet

Will Buckley

Will Buckley

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GUS POYET says Sunderland are heading in the right direction, despite their winless start to the season continuing.

The Black Cats have now drawn five of their opening six Premier League outings after paying the price for missed opportunities against Swansea today.

Sunderland produced their most convincing display of the campaign, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough against the Welsh outfit, despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men with 10 minutes to go.

Poyet said: “If I look from the point of view of the position in the league, the points we have got and where we want to be, yes, it’s frustrating.

“But if I look at it from the point of view of training, things that we prepared for the game, the way we played, the chances we created, I need to be quite all right.

“I am not saying happy because we didn’t win, but nearly because we stopped Swansea from playing, we were a little bit higher on the pitch, we had pace, we put plenty of balls into the box, created chances, we just missed the goals.

“It depends how you want to take it, but me, I need to prepare the team for the whole year to be better and I think as a manager and as a coach, this is the way.

“The way we played today, I am very calm and just looking forward to prepare and make sure we win the next one.”