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Gus Poyet 'disappointed' with Dick Advocaat's comments

Gus Poyet says is "disappointed" with Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat's criticism of the club's past dealings in the transfer window.

Advocaat said last week that the club had been guilty over the years of over-spending on average players.

He said: "We had a big past here and I know a little bit about the salary of players – average players, lower than average players and that's crazy.

"People who bought those kind of players for those transfer fees and gave them those salaries didn't care about the club."

Speaking on Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports, Poyet said he was surprised by the Dutchman's comments.

"For Dick to say that last week, I was a little disappointed with his comment," Poyet said.

"I didn't expect that, he's an experienced manager, he's leaving next year he says.

"He's trying to make something happen, and is the manager going to come in next year and blame him? No, he shouldn't, because we're all professional.

If you've got something to say you should say names. He's involving people like Martin O'Neill."

Asked which of his signings he thought had done well at Sunderland, Poyet said: "Pantilimon has done very well. Jermain Defoe as well."


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