Cameron sets Stoke targets

  • Last Updated: April 30 2014, 10:55 BST

Geoff Cameron is predicting big things from Stoke next season and is targeting a return to the Europa League for the club.

Geoff Cameron: Aiming higher next season
Geoff Cameron: Aiming higher next season

Stoke are on course for their highest Premier League finish in Mark Hughes' first season in charge and United States defender Cameron admitted it had taken time to get used to the new manager's style of play.

He told Sky Sports News: "You can see in the games how we've played this season, it has been fantastic.

"It's been football with sharp one-twos, good touches, moving the ball from left to right to create things.

"It was hard for us in the beginning getting the opportunities to score goals but we're now creating the chances. (We) got unlucky this weekend when we didn't put the ball in the net."

The full-back was involved in a heated altercation with Tottenham opponent Danny Rose in the 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday which led to Hughes questioning referee Andre Marriner's decision making.

He said: "I just maybe came in late for a tackle but it was too bad. Maybe he over-reacted, he got up and he shoved me.

"For me it's part of the game, it wasn't a big deal. To have Ryan sent off in kind of the same incident was disappointing."

Cameron claimed the club are now in a position to threaten the Premier League leaders.

He added: "I think the platform is to get higher next season, maybe finish in the Europa League (places).

"Then a year under Hughes' management, the way we've been playing, we've got the style under control now and the way we want to do things and maybe get into the top six."