11:52 15th October 2013
. . . as Sunderland head to Swans in Uruguyan's first game in charge
New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is targeting a perfect start to life at the Black Cats against a side he feels have the “perfect approach”.
The Uruguyan takes in his first game since being installed as the successor to Paulo di Canio when his side arrive at the Liberty on Saturday.
The Swans are yet to beat Sunderland since their promotion to the Premier League, with three draws and one defeat.
Poyet was full of praise for the way the Swans have risen to the top of English football, but he’s determined to kick off his reign on a winning note.
“I think they have the perfect approach,” he said.
“The club is balanced. They’ve changed manager, but they’ve tried to maintain that philosophy.
“That’s a big advantage for any manager who goes there.
“What a difference with Swansea as a club now.
“There’s a team who’ve been playing for five or six years in the same way and they’re slowly getting better and better.
"It's a big contrast - we have a few problems. We have changed a manager and we have got a new group of players.
"But at 3pm, it's 11 v 11, one referee, two linesmen. It's about what you do in those two hours.
"It doesn't matter what's happened before. Swansea are in a better balanced position - yes they are, it's true. But that doesn't mean that they are going to win.
"We will go there to win. We need to win football games. We cannot go to places looking to get just one point."