The 19-year-old, who joined the Hammers from London rivals Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2014, has struggled for playing time so far this season.
The youngster has been able to make just three Premier League appearances for West Ham, creating one chance and having a pass accuracy of 91% in the process.
Poyet, who was sent out on loan at Huddersfield Town earlier this season, is unlikely to get much playing time between now and the end of the season, but he is not getting impatience.
“With the international break, most players are back fit so it might push me back a bit, but being part of the group and just travelling with the boys in my first season here Is more than enough for me,” the teenager wrote on West Ham’s official website. “I’m very happy.
“I’m very calm. I knew it was going to be a lot harder as soon as I joined West Ham last summer, and I’m calm about things. I’ve got to learn my trade, learn from the players who play week-in, week-out and see what the league’s about. Hopefully in the future I’ll get my chance and then can stay in the team.”
Poyet’s comments show remarkable maturity and demonstrate his positive attitude. Not many young players would be so understanding.
The youngster is a talented midfielder, and he will certainly get his chances if he continues to work hard and do as told by the manager.
West Ham are an unambitious club and have a good team, which means that Poyet will need to make the most of the chances he gets.
Of course, the teenager is going to make mistakes, but he should be looking to learn from them and become a stronger player because of them.