Previous
Everton
Manchester United
3
0
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Chelsea
0
0
FT
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Real Madrid
2
4
FT
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
VfL Wolfsburg
1
0
FT
Game Details
Torino
Juventus
2
1
FT
Game Details
Napoli
Sampdoria
4
2
FT
Game Details
Stade de Reims
Lyon
2
4
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
LA Galaxy
1
1
FT
Game Details
Orlando City SC
Toronto FC
0
2
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Portland Timbers
1
0
FT
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff

Tuncay happy to fight for place in Stoke team

Stoke striker Tuncay Sanli insists he is happy to fight for his place at the Britannia Stadium.

Tuncay was linked with a move away from the Potters in the summer after manager Tony Pulis brought in Kenwyne Jones, Jon Walters and Eidur Gudjohnsen and was not even on the bench for Monday's match against Aston Villa, leaving the ground before kick-off.

But the Turkish international dismissed any talk of a rift with Pulis, telling The Sentinel: ''Every player wants to play and I am an emotional person, but for the gaffer it is very hard with his choices, because he has so many options.

''I am okay and there is no problem with the gaffer. I still love the club and the supporters. I love them and they love me. This is my team and my job is here. It is only the weather I do not like here.''

The majority of Tuncay's 40 appearances for Stoke have come as a substitute but, with Turkey having begun their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, he is determined to keep staking his claim.

''If I am not ready for Stoke, then I am not ready for Turkey,'' he added. ''That is why I am ready to play all the time.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.