CHARLIE ADAM insists that it is only a matter of time before Stoke City secure an emphatic victory in the Barclays Premier League . . . after acknowledging that the side could have scored five or six goals against Fulham during Saturday’s 1-0 victory.
The Scottish international midfielder capped another fine display against the Cottagers with his second goal in as many games at the Britannia Stadium, a winner that extended the Potters’ superb unbeaten run on home turf to 13 matches.
Adam lashed home an unstoppable effort from close range during the opening half of the encounter, and whilst delighted at recording a seventh point from three games, he says there is a sense of disappointment that the winning margin wasn’t greater.
“Again, we could, and maybe should, have scored a lot more goals than we did today,” commented the deadline day signing from Liverpool following the game. “In the end, one proved to be enough, but we know that we could have had four or five more.
“If we keep doing what we did during the first 60 or 70 minutes of the game today, then that will come, and somebody will be on the end of a big defeat against us - I am certain of that.
“We dominated the game and played some very good stuff, but the ball just wouldn’t drop for us in the penalty box. Thankfully, I managed to tuck one away, and that proved to be the winning goal.”
He added: “When I came here, I said that I wanted to score goals, and I have a couple to my name now. Hopefully, I can continue to get into the positions inside the penalty area and grab myself a few more over the next few months.”
Adam admits that he and the rest of the Club’s summer acquisitions are still adjusting to life with their new Club, but he the signs are already there that the season could pan out to be a very successful one.
“This Club has progressed unbelievably over the past four or five years, and bringing the players in that the manager has done this year shows that the Club want to continue to move forward,” added Saturday’s matchwinner.
“It isn’t a case of us guys coming in here and changing things, we have to buy in to what has made this Club so successful during that time, and hopefully we can add a bit of quality to that and continue the progression.
“We have played from back-to-front at times this season, but we have also played some fantastic stuff too, just like we did today. I think we have all the tools in our locker to play anyway we need to in order to get the points on the board.”