HUTH BLAMES THE WIND
Robert Huth has said that the wind is the reason for Stoke city failing to win against Aston Villa. Aston Villa were the visitors to the Britannia Stadium, which is known for its windy atmosphere.
It is a place that has been a fortress for Stoke city since their promotion from the Championship a few seasons ago. One of the main reasons for it is the difficult conditions both in terms of the crowd and the cold. However, the wind was the reason for Stoke city failing to get all three points against a struggling Aston Villa side according to Robert Huth.
Stoke city came into the match on a good run of form, which has seen them claim to the table near to the Europa League qualification positions. Aston Villa, on the other hand, has struggled a lot since the arrival of new manager Alex McLeish. Hence, Stoke city were the undoubted favourites going into the match against Aston Villa. However, difficult conditions made the match extremely boring and both sides failed to create any clear cut chances. Following the match, Stoke city defender Robert Huth, who has been one of the influential members of the squad, has said that the windy conditions were responsible for their failure to get three points against Aston Villa.
“I don’t know if the fans could pick it up from where they were, but it was ridiculously windy out there and that put everybody on the back foot. They had to defend another 25 yards deeper and we were almost up on the halfway line. You cannot judge the ball properly in the air when it’s like that and you could see the Villa players were unsure,” said Huth. He has also said that achieving 28 points by New Year would be a dream for the club.