Poyet slams media following Sunderland cup exit

Following Sunderland's FA Cup defeat at Bradford City, head coach Gus Poyet accused the press of misrepresenting the things he says.

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet launched a scathing attack on the media following his side's FA Cup fifth-round exit at the hands of Bradford City.

The Premier League side were beaten 2-0 by their League One opponents, courtesy of an own goal from John O'Shea and a second-half strike from former Sunderland man Jon Stead.

Without the rested Jermain Defoe, Sunderland struggled to provide a goalscoring threat and were comfortably beaten in the end, as Bradford continued their remarkable FA Cup adventure that saw them dump out Chelsea in round four.

In his post-match press conference, Poyet accused the media of failing to accurately report his remarks, which he feels has turned supporters against him.

"If we close Sunderland - if we put a China wall around the city - it would be fantastic," he said. "When we let you [the press] in and you get [back] out and say what you want, then we've got a problem.

"The problem is you [the media] not me. If you write what I say the fans would be on my side."