It was a fairly calm and irrational Gus Poyet that spoke to the media after Sunderland’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal on Saturday.
But, the Uruguayan boss seemed hugely disappointed by Sunderland’s display at the Emirates and fired any number of warning shots to his under performing players.
With the Capital One Cup final just a week away, you would be worried about starting at Wembley if you were one of the Sunderland players that under performed at Arsenal yesterday.
Most likely to come under pressure are Sebastian Larsson and Jozy Altidore, who were both withdrawn at half-time.
And, Emanuele Giaccherini looks to have done himself the world of good with a fine consolation goal for Sunderland.