Stoke captain Faye targets Europe

05 November 2009 12:27
Captain Abdoulaye Faye has said that Stoke City can qualify for a place in Europe this season.The Potters currently lie ninth in the Premier League with 16 points from 11 games, just three points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fifth. [LNB]"It is possible, but we need to improve every game and work very hard," the 31-year-old told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]"Our main objective is to stay in the Premier League. After that, we can start looking higher up the table." [LNB]Stoke let a 2-0 lead slip against Wolves at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday, with the match ending as a 2-2 draw. [LNB]Both Wolves goals, scored by former Stoke loanee Jody Craddock, came from set-pieces, and Faye said it is something that the team need to concentrate on before their visit to Hull on Sunday. [LNB]"We played very well in the first half, but you need to concentrate for 90 minutes," added the Senegal international defender. [LNB]"We need to work hard on the training ground, to work on free-kicks, because everyone is disappointed with the way the goals went in."

Source: BBC_Sport