Poyet: My players weren’t good enough at diving against Hull

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet
Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet

SUNDERLAND boss Gus Poyet had no excuses as his side crashed out of the FA Cup – but said they weren’t good enough at ‘diving’ and dealing with a panicky referee!

The Black Cats produced a dismal performance to lose 3-0 at Hull City just one week after their battling Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.

Poyet made six changes to his starting line-up and watched the Black Cats struggle to create any chances of note before Hull’s late burst saw them sink without trace.

Poyet said: “We didn’t create enough but I’m not going to try to find any excuses.

“The players who played today were not good enough and that is simple – in the 50-50s, in the diving, in dealing with the referee when he panicked for 10 minutes, in not recovering well and not creating one chance.”