The former England international Peter Crouch has revealed that he wants to play in European football once more with his current club Stoke City.
The former Tottenham and Liverpool striker has fond memories of playing in the European competitions like the Champions League and the Europa league with his former clubs. He also experienced the same with Stoke City last season after they managed to qualify for the European football for the first time in their history. However, due to a poor league campaign, they have been unable to recreate the same this time around.
Now, the 30-year-old Peter Crouch has said that he is extremely desperate to get some more test of the European football with Stoke City and will be working hard to ensure the same at the end of the season. Crouch has been at Stoke City for more than a year now. He has been able to get them to a respectable finish in the league last season, but they failed to qualify for Europa league. They have made a good start to the new season by being extremely good defensively. As a result of the great defensive performances, they have been able to maintain their position in the top half of the table.
“The atmosphere at the Britannia when we play any of the big teams certainly rivals any of those games in Europe. But playing in the Champions League is the pinnacle. Playing in places like the San Siro and Bernabeu takes a lot of living up to. If you look at the atmosphere around the place, it’s fantastic as we are winning games. That shoots you up the Premier League table and we are now only three points off fifth or sixth,” said Peter Crouch. Stoke City are currently ninth in the Premier league table.