After coming to prominence during his time at Wigan Athletic, Wilson Palacios has since been suffering from a lot of poor form. This has seen his Tottenham career end much earlier than expected. After moving to Stoke City, he was expected to benefit from the regular first-team football at the Britannia stadium. However, the Honduras midfielder has failed to get to the same heights as he did at Wigan. This has led to transfer rumours linking him with a move away from English football. Palacios was not very impressive at the World Cup 2014 with the Honduras national team, who went out of the competition at the group stages.
Responding to the transfer speculation, the 29-year-old midfielder has confirmed that he does not plan to leave Stoke. The potters will be preparing for the new Premier League campaign with a tough pre-season schedule next week. The last three years has been especially tough for Palacios, as he has been on the fringes of first-team. It could have been the reason for his poor form at the World Cup. He was one of the few players to receive a straight red card in the group stages. He did so in the 3-0 thrashing at the hands of France.
Even his return for the final group match against Switzerland was not enough to prevent an early exit for Honduras.
“I have one more year with Stoke and my only focus is to be more involved with the first team. At the moment I am hurt because we did not have a good World Cup. Everyone who watched the three games will see we did wrong. We had a good preparation and in football there has to be winners and losers. We have a good squad and there are good players for the future,” said Palacios.