Sunderland manager Gus Poyet came out to play down any disbelievers as he praises his team to not give up in their objective of remaining in the Premier League next season, according to talkSport.

Gus Poyet side’s recent 2-1 defeat to West Ham United means his side remain in the relegation zone without any improvements on their poor run of form.

West Ham went up 2-0 with goals from Andy Carroll and Mohamed Diame, giving them a comfortable lead before Adam Johnson managed to grab one back to force a nervy finish for Sam Allardyce.

The Black Cats were throwing everyone forward as they searched for the equalizer in the final moments before eventually losing 2-1, giving Allardyce’s men a crucial victory in their bids to ensuring they stay up.

Even though the host lost yet another home game, the manager has come out to say that his side will not put their heads down as they will fight till the final day to ensure they remain safe.

He said: “It’s difficult to accept, sometimes when you see a team at the bottom they have no spirit, no heart and they give up.

“But I don’t think it’s possible to see my team giving up.

“I hope we get some luck for now until the end of the season – a decision from the referee or a deflected shot goes in.

“It’s about winning now. We have a chance and will go to the end.”

Sunderland had a lot of goal scoring opportunities when they pushed men forward looking for the equalizer, but somehow lacked the composure to put the ball into the back of the net.

Poyet was also angered by a clear handball in the penalty box by Kevin Nolan, but was denied a penalty that he believed should have been given.

The Uruguayan added: “It was clear, deliberate. He tried to play the ball with his hand. You would need to ask the referee. It was easy to see but that’s the way it’s been.”

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