Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed that he wants his team to learn from the mistakes that were made this season and avoid repeating the same next season. Poyet managed to get to the club on to Premier league safety in the most incredible circumstances. The club went into the Christmas period bottom of the table. Hence, they were certainties to get relegated this season, as only one club have avoided relegation from this position in previous years. However, Sunderland became only the second club to avoid relegation from this position after a 2-0 win over West Brom guaranteed safety.
The club have taken three wins and a draw from the last four matches and this includes results against Chelsea and Manchester City away from home. Sunderland have managed four successive wins and the club’s previous record for the same was back in 2000. This impressive run of form has helped them stormed their way from the bottom of the table to ensure safety. Norwich city have been relegated with Cardiff and Fulham as a result of this miracle. Poyet says that he wants to avoid heartache next season. Hence, he wants the players to learn from the mistakes they have made this season.
“I want to have a season where I can relax and see my team playing football week in, week out. Are you going to win the league? No, but we need to make sure we don’t go another season like the last two or three because when you play with fire, in the end, you get burnt and we don’t want to do that. We don’t want to go down, so we need to make sure that we don’t make the same mistakes that we have been making for the last two or three years,” said Poyet.