MX23RW : Saturday, March 23 23:39:30

Charlie Adam: 'Xherdan Shaqiri did not deliver for Stoke City'

Adam: 'Shaqiri didn't deliver for Stoke'
© Reuters
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says that former teammate Xherdan Shaqiri did not produce what was expected of him in the Premier League last season.

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has said that he had been left unimpressed by Xherdan Shaqiri's contribution at the bet365 Stadium last season.

The Staffordshire-based outfit were relegated from the Premier League, despite Shaqiri contributing eight goals and seven assists from his 36 outings in the top flight.

However, when being quizzed over whether Shaqiri was one of the star players who underperformed for the Potters during the most recent campaign, Adam claimed that the Switzerland international did not produce what was expected of him.

The Scot told talkSPORT: "Was he one of them? Oh, definitely. When the chips are down you look at your big players, you want your big players to bring magic in one moment in the season, and at times we felt like the so-called big players in the squad never turned up for us and never performed.

"Yeah, everybody else could help, but for all the plaudits the so-called bigger players were getting from certain members of the management staff last season – they weren't producing."

Shaqiri has since made the switch to Liverpool.


Click here for more stories about Charlie Adam

Click here for more stories about Stoke City

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Stoke City show interest in Tom Ince?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
European Championship Qualifying
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Major League Soccer
Argentine Primera Division
Uruguayan Primera Division
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account