Mark Hughes has went through his first season in charge of Stoke City and it was a surprisingly impressive debut season as the club secured the 9th spot of the Premier League which is something that they have not managed on accomplishing in over 30 years.
The Welsh manager praised the work of his players as he went on saying that it a lot of work not only from himself but everyone in the club in order for Stoke City to hit the 50 points mark and stay comfortably away from the relegation spots of the top tier English league, the Premier League.
“I have really enjoyed it. But that’s due to the application of the players and how they have embraced everything. It doesn’t happen by chance. You have to put hours in and put the right quality to the group. It doesn’t happen overnight and credit to them. Thankfully, they have got their reward this year.” Hughes said
Stoke City’s last match of the season saw them edging out a victory against West Bromwich as they finished the campaign on a high note.
“I thought we had a lot of control, certainly first half and second half allowed West Brom to have a little period of pressure. But I always felt we had more than enough to take the game away from them. Odemwingie did ok. It was always going to be a little difficult for him and on another day would have scored a couple of goals. But probably with his enthusiasm to score he snatched at a couple of chances.” Hughes added on as he was talking during a press conference.
Unfortunately for Stoke City, their 2nd attempt to get Juan Agudelo a work permit failed and the Premier League club terminated their contract with the 21 years old player who has now become a free agent.