Aug 20 2017
Mark Hughes thinks Jese Rodriguez will light up the Premier League after his debut goal helped. Stoke to a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
The former Real Madrid forward, signed by Stoke on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week. Had already made a good impression before producing his composed. Slotted finish past Petr Cech.
“He can play right across the front three or four. That versatility and flexibility is perfect.
“He hadn’t trained all week the week before this one, and trained three days this week, so it was a little bit of a risk [to put him straight in the starting line-up].
And Hughes admitted that his decision to hand the. 24-year-old his debut just three days after signing for the Potters was a gamble.
“It was a gamble, there is no doubt about that because he has only had two days training with us,”. Hughes added.
Stoke started the campaign in disappointing fashion last weekend with a 1-0 loss at Everton. Hughes’ side received criticism from some sections of the media following the opening day defeat.
“They asked questions of our ambition, myself as a manager and the players, and for me, that has been hugely unfair.
“There are still two weeks of the window left open too so we are very pleased with where we are at right now, and we feel that we can go on and have a really successful season.”