Midfield ace believes solidarity and togetherness will be key moving forward...
PETER ETEBO believes that unity will ultimately be the driving force behind a potential Stoke City promotion push.
The Potters have struggled to acclimatise to the rigours of the Championship this term, sitting in 17th place ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Reading.
However, the Nigerian international says he has seen plenty of positive signs over the past month or so that the Club are on an upward trajectory.
And speaking to the latest edition of #pottersmag he has pinpointed the togetherness of the supporters, management and players as pivotal to the Club’s hopes of returning to the top-flight.
“Unity and togetherness is so important,” he revealed ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Reading.
“I must take this opportunity to say to the supporters that they have been so good over the past few weeks and really helped us.
“I know it hasn’t been an easy time for them because they have expected a lot more from this season, but the support they have shown us has been really good.
“We need them behind us so much, and I know times have been tough but believe me, as a team, united together, we can achieve so much more success."
“If you want to be a strong team in this league then you have to be solid together, you have to have a real togetherness within the dressing room and you have to have a unity with the supporters too.
“The Championship is relentless, and it is very difficult, but you see a lot of the teams who are successful have the unity behind them, which for me, is so incredibly important.”
He added: “We have improved over the past couple of months, there is a togetherness here now and what I should say to the supporters is that I really believe that long-term, we will not fail them.”
To read the full interview with Etebo make sure you get your hands on a copy of the Club’s award-winning matchday publication prior to kick-off this weekend.
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