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Poyet Backs Coates To Succeed

Gus Poyet believes new signing Sebastian Coates has all the characteristics to succeed in England.

Sebastian Coates sealed a deadline day season-long move to Sunderland on Monday and, speaking to Uruguayan news outlet Aguanten Che, Gus Poyet believes the defender has the ability to be a success in the Premier League;

Seba has all the characteristics needed to be a success in England as a central defender, he's very big, can use the ball and his Uruguayan mentality means he will defend to the death.

You can find out more about Coates and what he will bring to Sunderland from our interview with Ollie from Anfield HQ, you can do that by clicking HERE.

Poyet was then asked about how he has found his first few months in the Premier League and what led to Sunderland surviving against all odds;

Incredible experience, an opportunity to be at the highest level.

Keeping the belief in the team that it was possible and not giving up our methods.

Finally, he was asked about his ambitions for this season he gave what is his now default reply;

Not to suffer!

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