HUTH PRAISES RESILIENCE
Stoke City defender Robert Huth has praised the resilience and spirit of the players at Stoke City after their impressive performances so far this campaign. They have qualified for the Europa league previously and were expected to not perform well in this elite competition. However, the club managed by Tony Pulis have been quite spectacularly in Europe this season. They have not only qualified for the group stages of the Europa league, but they have also entered into the knockout stages as well. They faced Valencia in the knockout stages of the competition and were knocked out by the Spanish club.
After the exit from the European competition, Stoke City defender Robert Huth praised the resilience and the team spirit of the team. Stoke City lost both the matches 1-0 and thus exited the competition 2-0 on aggregate. Despite not managing to win both the matches against Valencia, Robert Huth has said that the performances and the spirit alone were enough to convince him that they are a very good team. Tony Pulis, though, did not seem to be least interested in getting through to the next stage of the Europa league, as he named a week starting eleven.
“If you watch the game tonight I don’t think there was any doubt that Stoke don’t give up. We made a few changes that would hopefully improve our team, but today we lost to a good team. Looks more than 4,000 [fans in the stadium], everywhere you look you could see and hear them shouting. So well done to our supporters and hopefully we’ll be back sometime soon,” Huth told reporters after suffering the defeat at the hands of Champions League qualification chasing Valencia. Stoke City will now focus their attention on the Premier league where they are in the 14th position, with the game against Bolton Wanderers fast approaching.