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Thursday 14 December 2017

Poyet pens open letter to Black Cat fans trying to build bridges

Gus Poyet has urged Sunderland not to become the first team to hand QPR a point on the road
Gus Poyet has urged Sunderland not to become the first team to hand QPR a point on the road

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has attempted to build bridges with the club’s fans, penning an open letter pleading “don’t let anyone break our relationship”.

After losing to QPR earlier this month the Uruguayan appeared to offer a dismissive account of the style of football desired by Black Cats supporters, though he later blamed the media for their reporting of his comments.

Sections of the away end chanted “Gus Poyet, it’s always our fault” during the FA Cup fifth round defeat at Bradford, and Poyet has taken the unusual step of addressing fans via a lengthy missive on the club website.

Within a seemingly unedited and rambling post, he wrote: “For the first time in my life I think is time for me to write this letter to you, the fans.

“I was brought into the club to stay in the Premier League first and most, then get stability and then progress with an identity in our game.

“I promise you that I care and want to win as much as you do and no one thinks more time every day about the team than I do.”

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