UK time is: 04:48:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Zak's glad to be back at Stoke

Gabriel Zakuani explains why he's back on loan at the Britannia Stadium after spending pre-season back with Fulham in his brand new www.icons.com diary.

'I'd just been through pre-season with Fulham so I was feeling pretty fit, but it was all a bit hectic and I'm really pleased with the way the game went and how I performed. After being here for a while last season it was nice to come back.

'Last year there was a very experienced team and a back-four that knew each other really well. This year at 21 I think I'm one of the more experienced players and people are looking to me for advice.'

Zakuani also outlines his ambitions for the season ahead:

'The object this year has to be to make one of the play-off places at least. Last year the charge came towards the end of the season but it was too little, too late. We'd already thrown away too many games by conceding late on and that is something we will be working on this year.

'We want to be within striking distance of the play-off spots all season and give ourselves a proper chance to push on when we need to.

'I'm enjoying being back in Stoke and although it's a bit quieter than I'm used to it's a really nice area and I'm settling in well. The people are really friendly and it's a great place to play football.'

For the full interview, please go to www.icons.com




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 6 2007

Time: 12:12PM

Your Comments

Sounds like Zak needs to get 'up Hanley'!
BoothenP
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke fail to tame Foxes (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Leicester City (Sunday September 14 2014)

Hughes nominated for Manager of the Month (Thursday September 11 2014)

Birmingham loan move for Shea (Thursday September 11 2014)

Moses voted Stoke Signing of the Summer (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Stoke's August goal of the month (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Cameron set for hernia surgery (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Hull City 1 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Everton 4 1 2 1 -1 5
12. Leicester City 4 1 2 1 -1 5
13. West Ham 4 1 1 2 -1 4
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2

Breaking League News

Everton put 4 past Wolfsburg
Everton : 18/09/2014 23:08:00
Everton : 18/09/2014 23:00:00
Berahino Looking For Striking Success
WBA : 18/09/2014 22:04:00
Gardner - We Won't Hide Against Spurs
WBA : 18/09/2014 21:44:00
Brunt Criticism Is Undeserved
WBA : 18/09/2014 21:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Leicester
Suggested By:  
Begovic 25%
Bardsley 0%
Shawcross 0%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 50%
Nzonzi 0%
Moses 0%
Bojan 0%
Walters 0%
Crouch 25%
Diouf 0%
Assaidi 0%
Muniesa 0%