I Love Stoke City

Potteries Football Blog


Posted on March 25, 2014

Since Stoke City earned their promotion to the Premier League in 2008, the highest spot they have finished to secure was in the 2009-10 season when they got into the 11th spot.

Stoke City’s last few league matches have seen them claiming victories against West Ham United, Arsenal and Manchester United as they are trying to earn a higher spot in the Premier League and according to the Irish defender of the squad, Marc Wilson he says that the team is focused on accomplishing it.

Wilson said: “The manager, staff and all the guys have been saying we want to keep this run going until the end of the season. We have eight games left. All the lads are focused on picking up as many points as we can, and we want to finish in the top 10.”

The positive season that Stoke City is enjoying is proof that Mark Hughes appointment as the head coach of the team was a good decision by the staff members of the club.
Peter Odemwingie made his way from Cardiff City to Stoke City during the January transfer window and he is thankful that Mark Hughes has given him the chance to play on the main team for the last couple of matches.

‘’When a player lacks confidence it’s a huge difference. When I came, they gave me the chance to play 90 minutes. When you have the backing, the players believe in you, it makes a whole difference’’.

“You’re not playing, thinking, ‘they might sub me now’, and I feel relaxed. Things are going well for me. You’re still nervous sometimes because it’s a new club and I want to do a lot because they gave me that opportunity in January. But with time and goals, I will feel more at home and just play my football.” The 32 years old forward, Peter Odemwingie said.