"It's very easy to say that I'm happy because then everybody will be delighted with my words, but at the same time, I am not happy - I am alright," Sky Sports News quotes Poyet as saying.
"We were expecting to have a certain number of players. We were very close to doing a couple of very important things - we didn't do it. Then we changed slightly and we got different players.
"We tried. We tried our best and what we got was the best we could do. I don't want really to reflect on how it went because it's not fair."
Sunderland will take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.