GEOFF CAMERON believes Stoke City wlll draw great confidence from their performance against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday . . . despite failing to earn the victory that he feels the side deserved.
The Potters put up an admirable showing against the in-form Baggies at the Britannia Stadium, but were forced to settle for a point as they struggled to find a passage through a stubborn Albion rearguard.
Speaking following the game, the American international said that he and his team-mates are satisfied with the performance, and will be looking to build upon that when they take on Everton in two weeks time.
“It’s a start and it gets us off that 33-point mark, which was vitally important for us,” the 27-year old told stokecityfc.com.
“We’ve had a couple of defeats in recent weeks, so to go and end that run, and pick up a point is a positive step for us. Of course, we wanted to win the game, but we will take the point and move on.
“I thought we were the better team throughout the game and had them on their back-foot from start to finish, but the ball just didn’t drop for us when we really needed it to.
“It’s been tough for us since the New Year, so we have to take the positives from our performance today.
“It was a lot better, and if we can build upon that at Everton, then we can go there and get another point, or maybe even three.”
The City backline nullified the threat of one of the top-flight’s hottest properties, Romelu Lukaku, throughout the encounter, and earned themselves their first clean sheet in the Premier League since the goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur back in December.
“It’s fantastic to keep a clean sheet, because we have shipped in a few goals over the past month or two, which have probably been avoidable,” Cameron added.
“We pride ourselves on our defensive abilities, so to keep a clean-sheet today is another great positive for us to take into the next game with us.
“We showed tremendous character to get a result today, especially after what happened at Newcastle last weekend.
“That late goal hurt us, and I am sure that teams with not so much determination and belief would have crumbled because of that, and lost the game today.”