‘Everyone would’ – Stoke City striker on why he’s loving team-mate’s impact


Tyrese Campbell has paid tribute to team-mate Nick Powell for making the life of Stoke strikers better – and tougher.

Better because he creates chances for them, but potentially tougher because they have to be on their toes for one of his unlikely passes.

“It’s always nice to play with players like Powelly,” Campbell acknowledges.

“He’s a top player and everyone would want him in their team because he can get you a goal out of nothing.

“As a striker, he’s always looking to find you, so it’s good, definitely.”

Victory over Hull on Saturday propelled Stoke up to 17th, their loftiest position of the season, and Campbell likes the look of the table at long last.

“It’s still tight, but obviously we are out of the drop zone now.

“We’ve got to push on from here and start picking up more points.

Tyrese Campbell sticks away number two from the penalty spot

“I thought it was a ruthless performance. We needed one and we needed to bounce back after picking up a few disappointing results.

“I think you’ve seen on the pitch that we displayed our anger and put in a good performance.

“There was goals to be had. First half, especially, there were a lot of chances and they were quite open.

“Once we pressed them they gave the ball away quite a lot. We worked on that and managed to nick a few chances and score a few goals.”

Campbell bagged Stoke’s second and his seventh of the season, but were there any nerves standing over the first-half penalty?

“Cool, always cool. It’s a striker’s job to score and that’s what they should have in the bank.”

Campbell returned to the team after being rested the week before at Luton, but he says he has no issues.

“It’s up to the manager what team he plays and you can’t get unhappy or angry with it.

“You’ve just got to crack on, do your thing and work even harder to get back in the team.”





Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *