Stoke City manager Mark Hughes blasts poor start made by his side

After Stoke went behind early against Arsenal, and ultimately falling apart shortly after the break, manager Mark Hughes was critical of his side’s poor start, reports BBC Sport.

Arsenal were 2-0 up against the Potters after half an hour, and made it 3-0 minutes after the break. Stoke hardly threatened much of a shock in the game, and were guilty of poor defensive errors that. The result has kept the Gunners on the hunt for a top-four finish, but Stoke City have seen their resurgence up the table somewhat slowed.

“We feel like we could’ve done better. We got off to a poor start and fell behind early. Our confidence waned from then on and we were a little bit slower in our work and our concentration. We never got to grips in wide areas really and deal with the talent Arsenal have coming forward. We were well beaten on the day and we can have no complaints,” said Hughes.

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