Belfast Telegraph

Huth sets sights on leaders

Stoke defender Robert Huth hopes the Potters can take their recent good from in the Barclays Premier League into tonight's tough encounter with leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The German, whose deflected free-kick helped Stoke to a 2-1 victory at Wolves at the weekend which extended his side's winning run in the league to four games, knows it will not be easy against Roberto Mancini's in-form side. But he hopes Stoke can again produce the form which saw them come from behind to win at Molineux.

Huth told the club website, "We have had a few good results so we can take that into the game with us; but even with that we know it will be an incredibly tough evening for us. We will give it our best shot though."

Huth has been enthused by City's run in the league and also progress to the last 32 of the Europa League.

"It's been a great few weeks for us in terms of picking up points and progressing in Europe, but we know that Wednesday night will be incredibly tough for us," he added.

"They are one of the best sides in the country, if not Europe, so we are under absolutely no illusions as to the size of the task in front of us because they are going so well at the moment."

Huth does not believe Stoke will be looking for revenge for the FA Cup final defeat to Mancini's side at Wembley in May.

He said: "It doesn't mean anything really, that happened seven or eight months ago.

"They won the game fair and square and we have moved on from that.

"We don't want any sort of revenge, we are just concerned about getting the results we want, for us, and not worrying about whether it impacts the other side or not."


From Belfast Telegraph