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Burnley defender Phil Bardsley has praised his teammates for the win against Crystal Palace.
Although he did not feature in the game, the defender acknowledged that this was a difficult game. He said that it was a good thing that Burnley managed to open the score early in the game and that gave them something to defend.
Phil Bardsley believes that Crystal Palace was the better team on the day and that it was a difficult game for the home side. He said that the players had to dig deep in order to defend against the Crystal Palace attacks.
However, Bardsley believes that the team needs to improve and learn how to control games. He said that they cannot sustain this kind of pressure in every game and that they will need to become better. He believes that there will be more difficult game like this in the future and that the team will have to learn to defend collectively.
Phil Bardsley has just returned from injuries and said that he is working hard in training in order to recover his full fitness. He spent the match on the bench, but he is confident that he will have his chance in the team.
He admitted that at the moment there are other teammates that are fitter than him, but this is not a problem as he knows that his time will come. He said that the season is still long and that there will be plenty of matches for him to have his chance.
The best he can do is to prepare himself well and make sure that he is ready to help the team whenever he is needed. He said that he is feeling good and that he is becoming stronger every moment he spends in training.
Premier League side Stoke City are keen to complete the deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer.
The player is set to continue with his development away from Stamford Bridge after his career threatening injury.
The player broke through the St Etienne ranks at the age of 16. The centre half has progressed through the age grades for France from Under 16 to the national team. His physical size, pace and commitment sets him apart as one of the best centre half.
Zouma joined Chelsea for £12 million in 2014 but he spent that season on loan at St Etienne. He returned to the Premier League champs where he has earned 71 caps. The player’s knee injury meant he was sidelined for nine months.
Chelsea have enough options at the back so Antonio Conte is confident of allowing the player go out on loan. The recent successful switch of Victor Moses at the club is a good story to replicate. The Nigerian agreed a long term deal with Chelsea after his impressive time at Stoke. Fans thought he would struggle for chances at Chelsea but after time away at West Ham, he returned a more versatile player that contributed to the 2017 title win.
Andreas Christensen has returned to the club after his time out on loan in the German Bundesliga. Conte just signed German highly-rated defender and FIFA Confed Cup star Antonio Rudiger. And then there are the three stable players in skipper Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Zouma is expected to feature in the centre back role at Stoke City. Ryan Shawcross and Bruno Martins Indi were decent last term. With Indi returning to his employers, Zouma could partner Shawcross. The club is still hoping to get Indi in a permanent deal. The three players could form the back three. However, Phil Bardsley and Glen Johnson just agreed to a one year deal.
There are options in XherdanShaqiri, MameDiouf, Ryan Sweeney, Harry Souttar, and Philipp Wollscheid in defence or wing back role. Well, that’s Mark Hughes headache!
A former Sunderland star Phil Bardsley is disappointed that the Premier League side lost their top tier status recently.
The club endured a poor season after years of struggling before now being sent back to the English Championship.
Bardsley himself witnessed the struggles at the club before he departed the Stadium of Light for Stoke City in 2014. However, the 31-year old remains attached to the club where he played 200 games in seven years.
“I’m deeply disappointed because it’s a phenomenal football club with all the right facilities in place. The fans are sensational up there. They live and breathe the game and it’s just very disappointing to see where they’ve gone,” the player said.
The player added that moving forward the club’s future rests on its owner Ellis Short. Bardsley said Short would need to decide what he wants for the club, the manager and the players and everything other thing.
Like Newcastle United who went down and are back up in a year, Sunderland would need financial support and a good manager to return to elite English football. With the club posting a loss of over £100 million, the owner might be forced to sell it. There are provides limited cash each year and hardly shows face at the club. The club needs serious planning and funding to move ahead else another ‘drop’ is imminent.
Full back Phil Bardsley could get dismissed going by comments attributed to Stoke City manager Mark Hughes.
Hughes said he is committed at reducing the average age of the squad. This means Bardsley, defender Glen Johnson and midfielder Charlie Adam could get booted out as they are all at least 31 years old.
“We’ve talked with most of them. With Glen, it’s down to game time and he could trigger an option himself by playing, so that’s still on track. Phil we’ve had discussion with, and Charlie has obviously intimated he would like to stay,” the boss said.
Adam and Bardsley are both of the longest-serving stars in the set-up but they might not remain with the team for long. Hughes added that he would work towards maintaining a balance in the team as he would not want to lose all the experienced legs.
“We’ve got a group of predominantly senor players and that’s okay, but when everybody is fit and well, it becomes more difficult to keep everybody happy. So we will be carrying less senior players next year and see where that takes us,” the manager added.
Bardsley faces an uncertain future. He was not selected for the games against Canada and Slovenia by Gordon Strachan. He received a red card in the game against Chelsea. His deal with Stoke is set to lapse at the end of the season, and there would likely not be a new deal.
Stoke have Leicester City, Burnley and Liverpool in forthcoming games as they try to consolidate on their top half finish this term.
Premier League side Stoke City is se to host Southampton on Wednesday.
Mark Hughes men face a stern test after recent improvements in the team’s performance. City started slowly but picked up the pace. They had just one victory in 14 games in the league but soon changed. They have won five of their last eight games. The Saints would meet a resolute side that has won their last three of four home games when they visit.
After ten games in the league, City conceded more than a goal when they lost to the Gunners 3-1. Also Southampton have struggled to net goals with their tally of 14 in 15 league games.
Hughes would face selection problems in light of the injury wave that hit the club. Jack Buland, Phil Bradsley, Geoff Cameron and Ibrahim Afellay are not poised to make a return to the team anytime soon. Marc Muniesa and Glen Johnson are not confirmed for the clash after knocks during the Arsenal game. However, Ryan Shawcross and Jonathan Walters could return but nothing is guaranteed for now.
One that is guaranteed is that Saints would be without star Charlie Austin as he has been ruled out for a minimum of three months due to shoulder injury he sustained during a European game. And of course, Jeremy Pied and Matt Targett remain sidelined with their long term injuries.
The game would be an important milestone for City manager Hughes who will be supervising his 400th Premier League game – only five other managers have such landmarks.
Claude Puel’s men face a tough one without Austin, and having won just one of seven league games away, the required confidence might be lacking. However, they remain favourites for a victory despite Stoke’s home advantage.