Connect with us

Leagues: EPL

Ignored Bony finding Stoke situation ‘painful’


London (AFP) – Ivory Coast international striker Wilfried Bony says his prolonged omission from the Stoke team is “painful” as he continues to be overlooked for selection by manager Mark Hughes.

The 28-year-old — who has scored just twice in 11 games since his loan move from Manchester City last August — added he had turned down a move to China in January’s transfer window because he wants to prove he has the quality still to succeed.

Aside from a superb spell at Swansea after impressing in Dutch football Bony has struggled since City signed him from the Swans for £28 million (32.7m euros, $34.3m) in January 2015.

“When you hear everything is fine and you don’t play, it’s crazy,” Bony told the BBC’s World Football programme.

“It is more than difficult.

“This is something that I want to know why, the coach told me I’m training very well and my attitude is very good. It doesn’t make sense. It’s painful.”

Bony, who has not played for Stoke since the end of December, said he had told his agent to reject the Chinese offer.

“My agent told me there was an offer but I refused to go because my plan is to stay in the UK to show more — to show that I’m not at the end.”

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
  • Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
  • Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Leagues: EPL

Translate »