Poyet says that he has still not fully come to terms with what he witnessed, but remains grateful for the support that he has received.
"In another country, maybe an 8-0 defeat means that you lose your job," the Northern Echo quotes him as saying. "In England, that is not the case – at the moment.
"I don't know if it's that the supporters accept or understand. I don't accept it and I can't understand that you can lose 8-0. But the fans seem to have taken it on the chin. I've seen similar in the past from them.
"I haven't seen other teams lose 8-0 and nothing happens, and the manager is still the manager and the players still play. Where everybody moves on, which is fine. I can tell you that I haven't seen that anywhere other than here."
Sunderland are currently 17th in the Premier League table ahead of their match against Arsenal tomorrow.