Campbell on chemistry
Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell has outlined the relationship between him and fellow forwards Nick Powell and Steven Fletcher.
The trio were influential in the win over Huddersfield, and Campbell says that he’s learning from his more experienced teammates every day.
“They’re great players and it’s nice to learn from them. Getting those combinations and building a partnership is really good for my development and I’m really enjoying playing with them and playing with the whole team. We’ve got a great squad and I think we can do good things,” he said.
“I enjoy playing with them. Powelly is a different breed to be honest, he’s mad. He’s a great player and one you want to play with. He always looks for me, he has a great touch, he’s not afraid to take on an opponent and try things.
“Fletch is Fletch, everyone knows what he possesses and I’m really enjoying playing alongside him.”
O’Neill sets fresh challenge for Campbell
Stoke boss Michael O’Neill has set the challenge for Tyrece Campbell to continue to be influential even when he is a marked man.
The forward was on the scoresheet twice in the 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town, meaning that he has now scored six goals this season.
However, with that goalscoring form, the forward is likely to be given more attention from defenders.
“Clearly we will see teams in this league now start to fear him. We have to find ways to isolate him, which I think we do quite well,” said O’Neill.
“Fletch and Nick Powell take the pressure off him a little bit and he benefits from that but he’s in a rich vein of form and he has to continue with that.”
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Opposition unhappy with goals conceded.
Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan has said that his side need to defend better after the 4-3 loss to Stoke City.
And the head coach was unhappy that the three goals still meant that they took nothing from the game, thanks to defensive errors.
“We want to perform well, we think if we do that we have enough to win the game. We need to know how to manage moments so we can compete better and solve the situations we are faced with,” he said.
“We need to analyse the game. It is one thing to perform well but we have to compete well as well to get the points.
“Our target is to add points. Our target is to try and perform to deserve the points. We need to learn fast and learn from our mistakes.”