Striker reacts following cup exit...
TYRESE CAMPBELL says the nature of last night’s defeat to Shrewsbury Town at the bet365 Stadium tainted his first two goals in a Stoke City shirt.
The 19-year-old striker was handed his first start for the senior side yesterday evening and rewarded Nathan Jones’ selection with a clinically dispatched brace before the break.
That double had the Potters in complete control of the tie and looked enough to breeze into the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup at the expense of Sam Ricketts’ outfit.
However, a crazy ten minute spell saw the League One Shrews come from nowhere to score three goals and turn the tie completely on its head, eventually running out 3-2 winners.
Campbell revealed afterwards that he was pleased to have made his mark on the game, but that disappointment was one of the overriding emotions on the night given the final score.
“Yes, obviously to score twice on my first start for the Club is something I’m happy with, but the result ultimately takes a bit of shine off it,” the forward expressed to stokecityfc.com.
“I’m happy to have scored but I’m disappointed with the result. I would have liked us to have got the win because the result is what matters at the end of the day and we didn’t get it which is disappointing."
He added: “I thought we were cruising up until the 70th minute and then I don’t know what happened from then really.
“We can’t dwell on the game too much, we need to move on quickly and hopefully get a result on Saturday against Leeds United.
“Obviously the lads are a bit disheartened but we need to pick ourselves for training on Thursday and go again at the weekend.”
The striker’s contribution on the night is sure to have given the Potters boss a selection headache heading into Saturday’s clash at home to Leeds United.
Campbell says he’s happy to have seized his opportunity and hopes that he has given the manager plenty of food for thought for the visit of the league leaders.
“It’s all I can do really, go out and play my own game, and put my name in the gaffer’s head ahead of the weekend’s game,” he added.
“The manager just said to me before the game to go out, work hard, enjoy yourself and keep doing what you’ve been doing for the U23s. I thought I did that tonight and I just need to keep working hard and see what happens.
“I’ve not played too many games in the last month really, apart from the odd 20 minutes, and it showed a bit when I felt a bit leggy, but hopefully I can build that fitness back up and last for the full game next time if I’m picked.”