Huth delighted with clean sheet


Robert Huth was pleased with his goal but happier to keep a clean sheet for Stoke in their 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

The German international defender's winner against Everton was his first for the Potters since the FA cup semi-final victory against Bolton.

He said: "It was good to get a goal at long last because I've not been very good in front of goal this season and I've missed a fair few chances.

"But it was more important that we came out of the game with a clean sheet and a good result, so I'm just as happy with that."

Huth has been forced to play right across the back line this season, but on Saturday Tony Pulis reunited him and Ryan Shawcross in central defence and was rewarded with a clean sheet.

"I feel a lot more comfortable back in the centre of defence," he admitted. "Although it's been a case of finding my feet again in the last few games.

"We've tried to tighten up in the last couple of games after a difficult spell and I think we stood up well to what was a tough test."

Stoke will have a hard game next weekend as Tottenham Hotspur come to the Britannia Stadium but Huth is hopeful Stoke can build on back-to-back Barclays Premier League wins.

He added: "Suddenly we find ourselves in the top half again. That jump up the table, together with qualifying in Europe, has made it a great week and gives us confidence for the games ahead."

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