Former Stoke City defender Robert Huth has revealed that his major regret from his career at the Bet365 Stadium, was that the Potters were unable to secure a victory in the 2011 FA Cup final against Manchester City.
Huth, who enjoyed a successful six-year spell with the Potters having arrived at Stoke from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2009, and the commanding defender went on to form a key part of Tony Pulis’ defence making 149 appearances and helping the club secure consistent mid-table Premier League finishes.
The 35-year-old was instrumental in Stoke’s run to the FA Cup final in 2011, making six appearances and scoring vital goals against both West Ham United in the quarter-final and Bolton Wanderers in the semi-final, but he was unable to help the Potters secure a victory in the final, with Manchester City securing a 1-0 win at Wembley.
Huth has suggested that the FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City remains his one regret from his Stoke career, saying: “When I look back on my career, I think the only major regret was the FA Cup final against Manchester City.”
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Huth was a very reliable and consistent performer during his six-year spell at the Bet365 Stadium, and the former defender was instrumental in helping the Potters establish themselves in the Premier League, with his experience of the division vital during the club’s first few years following promotion from the Championship in 2008.
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During Stoke’s FA Cup run in the 2010/11 season, Huth was a key performer especially with his memorable goals in the quarter-final win against West Ham and in the 5-0 thrashing of Bolton in the semi-final at Wembley, but the Potters were unfortunately unable to secure a historic win against Manchester City in the final.
Having won three Premier League titles, two with Chelsea and one with Leicester City in that remarkable 2015/16 season, Huth has few things to regret during his career, but he would have loved to have secured an FA Cup winners medal with Stoke to round off what was a very successful career.