Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony has described his exclusion from the Stoke City first-team as ‘crazy’, report the BBC.
Bony found the back of the net 37 times in 36 appearances during the 2012/13 campaign with Vitesse. His stunning goal scoring exploits in the Dutch first-tier earned him an opportunity in the Premier League with Swansea City.
In his debut season with the Swans, the Ivorian bagged 25 goals. His immediate adaptation to life in England captured the attention of Manchester City, who, according to the BBC, forked out £28million to secure his services.
However, Bony failed to replicate his best form at the Etihad and subsequently joined Stoke on loan. He has struggled to establish himself as an important member of Mark Hughes’ squad with the Potters, and has found his opportunities limited.
The 28-year-old does not appear to be too keen on the lack of chances given to him at the bet365 Stadium. Speaking to the BBC, Bony said: “When you hear everything is fine and you don’t play, it’s crazy.”
“It is more than difficult. This is something that I want to know why, the coach told me I’m training very well and my attitude is very good. It doesn’t make sense. It’s painful.”
The BBC also quote Bony confirming that their was interest from the Chinese Super League in January. However, he revealed that he rejected the interest in order to fight for his place at Stoke: “My agent told me there was an offer but I refused to go because my plan is to stay in the UK to show more – to show that I’m not at the end.”