English Premiership

Shaqiri: Stoke can still stay up

2018-04-18 08:11
Xherdan Shaqiri (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri remains optimistic about the Potters' chances of Premier League survival and insists there is enough belief in the squad.

Manager Paul Lambert's men have not won in their last 10 Premier League games, losing five, and consequently dropped to 19th position in the standings, five points below safety.

However, Shaqiri remains upbeat about Stoke's chances and believes they have enough quality to win a few games before the end of the campaign.

They will face Burnley, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, and Swansea in their last four outings.

"We have four games to go and the belief is there," he told Sky Sport. "We have to win three games - it's as simple as that. We have two home games and two away.

"If we win the two at home and then one away, maybe we are still in [the Premier League]. We believe until the end. We are still here."

He added: "This is really my first time [in a relegation battle], but we have big players and they have to be good in these games. We have to do better.

"All season it's been like this. In the last minute or something, they [the opposition] change the game. The Premier League is so tough and every team is going to take a little chance.

"I hope the last four games we can stay together and win a minimum of three games."

 

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