Next Game

1860 Munich v Stoke City

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 16:00

Friendly Match

Borussia-Park

Last Game

M'gladbach 1 - 1 Stoke City

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

N'Zonzi stays silent on future

Steven N'Zonzi remains tight-lipped when it comes to his time at Stoke City and how long it may last.

Last Updated: 26/03/14 at 14:29 Post Comment

Steven N'Zonzi: Focused on ending the season as positively as possible

Steven N'Zonzi: Focused on ending the season as positively as possible

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Speculation has surrounded the midfielder for some time, with numerous clubs reported to be keen on acquiring his services.

He is, however, tied to a contract at the Britannia Stadium and his current club are reluctant to sell.

That means N'Zonzi's sole focus at present is on ending the season as positively as possible, with little attention being paid to the rumours which are already beginning to circulate ahead of the summer.

The 25-year-old Frenchman told The Sentinel when pressed on what his future holds: "You never know in football, so I cannot answer that.

"I am happy here, let's focus on this season, that is the most important thing.

"Everybody is talking about what will happen next season, but as a player you do not know. You just focus on this season."

N'Zonzi recently expressed his disappointment at having been forced to sit out all of Stoke's games in February - a situation which fanned the transfer flames - but he insists that he is happy to be part of a squad that has embraced a more eye-catching brand of football under the guidance of Mark Hughes.

He added: "I was happy last season, even if it was a different type of play, but this season it is true, I enjoy it better.

"I like it better because it is what I was used to when I was a boy, and that is what we are trying to do with Mark Hughes.

"It takes time to do it better than we did it before, but in the last two games we did it."

Stoke's last two outings have seen them hit seven goals in back-to-back victories over West Ham United and Aston Villa to climb into the top half of the Premier League standings.

N'Zonzi said: "Everybody in the team feels good and I hope it will keep the same until the end of the season."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester United may need two more defenders, according to Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe says Manchester United may need to add another couple of defenders to their squad ahead of the new season

Transfer News: QPR want Watford striker Troy Deeney to replace Loic Remy

QPR are interested in Watford's Troy Deeney to replace Liverpool-bound striker Loic Remy, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Manchester City winger Jesus Navas hungry for more trophies

Jesus Navas believes Manchester City have the quality to win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property