Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Zak's glad to be back at Stoke

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



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Thursday September 6 2007
Time: 12:12PM

Comments

0
Sounds like Zak needs to get 'up Hanley'!
BoothenP
06/09/2007 12:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Hughes Expects Chelsea Response

Manager Mark Hughes has said he expects to see a response from Stoke City when we face Chelsea this weekend following the defeat to Bristol City in the EFL Cup.

Vital Preview - Premier League - 23rd-25th September 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 23rd-25th September.

Stoke City Walking Wounded - Injury News - 22/09/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Stoke City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Officials - Stoke v Chelsea (23/9/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Chelsea this Saturday.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stoke City v Chelsea
Suggested By:
Stoke win0%
Chelsea win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League