U.S. national team defender Geoff Cameron is sure Stoke City can turn things around after a bad start to the season.
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Mark Hughes‘ men have yet to win in the Premier League as they sit bottom of the table on 1 point after four defeats from their opening five games and on top of that they were knocked out of the EFL Cup on Wednesday as Hull City scored an stoppage-time winner despite Stoke dominating the game.
That’s just the way things are going for the Staffordshire club right now.
Speaking to Sky Sports Cameron, who played in central midfield against Hull on Wednesday, believes in Hughes and his staff and thinks the Potters will get back to winning ways soon enough.
“We are all happy with Mark Hughes and the staff. They are fantastic and over the last three years we’ve been a top 10 club. He [Hughes] has changed the whole idea and philosophy of the club and I think it is on the up,” Cameron said. “You go through bad spells, good and bad, but most of the time we are a consistent team and we are a team to be reckoned with. Right now it is not a great time but saying that we have a ton of games left to change that around.”
Just to give Stoke’s fans a little hope after a poor start to this season, the Potters didn’t win any of their opening six games last season in the Premier League and ended up finishing ninth for a third-straight season under Hughes.
Although the early form isn’t great, don’t forget that star goalkeeper Jack Butland is out injured and plenty of new players such as Wilfried Bony, Bruno Martins Indi and Joe Allen are still settling in at the bet 365 Stadium. Those growing pains have shown with 14 goals conceded in five PL games and just three scored.
It is way too early in the season to be saying Hughes is under pressure (that hasn’t stop the bookies making him the favorite to be the next PL manager sacked) and like Cameron said, with 33 games to go in the PL the dust will settle in the coming months and we’ll get a clear picture of what is in store for Stoke this season.