Saturday 19 January 2019

Glenn: Draw shows we can compete

Glenn Whelan (r) in action against Paul Pogba. Pic: PA
Glenn Whelan (r) in action against Paul Pogba. Pic: PA

A feeling of disappointment at 'only' getting a draw against Manchester United last weekend is a sign of how far Stoke City have come, Glenn Whelan believes.

For the second time this season, Stoke played out a 1-1 draw against Jose Mourinho's side and for Whelan, it was a case of points dropped and not one earned as Stoke were denied a win by Wayne Rooney's record-breaking equaliser deep into injury time.

"Being 1-0 up at half-time and having something to hang on to was positive but then I think we got a little too deep," Whelan said.

"After keeping them out for 93 minutes it's disappointing. We were so close to getting the win and it would have been a great win for us.

"However to get a result like that against Manchester United especially with their quality of players and the players they brought off the bench shows we competed really well.

"That is why people come to watch football.

"Fair play to Manchester United, they kept going right till the end but we are taking it like a defeat with it being so late on in the game but it is something to build on," added Dubliner Whelan.

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