Sorensen targets top half
Thomas Sorensen insists a top 10 Premier League finish is the aim after securing their top-flight status.
Last Updated: 12/04/10 4:34pm
Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen insists a top 10 Premier League finish is the aim after securing their top-flight status.
The Potters' goalless draw with Wolves on Sunday means that they cannot be overtaken by any of the bottom three sides and will be playing top-flight football for a third consecutive season.
The Potters have enjoyed a fine season and their draw at Molineux, their sixth in a row away from home, equalled their best top flight away run for 30 years.
Stoke have also kept clean sheets in each of their last three games and the former Sunderland keeper believes confidence is sky-high in Tony Pulis' squad.
Sorensen insists Stoke, who finished 12th in their debut Premier League campaign, will not take their foot off the pedal and will be going all out for a top half finish.
"We've had three clean sheets in a row now," explained the Danish shot-stopper.
"That is great for the team and we've picked up another point away from home, with another solid performance, and that is what we want.
"We've got 43 points so we are a win away from improving on our tally for last season. That is the first aim.
"Now we also want to see if we can finish in the top half of the table. That is the main aim for the last five games.
"I'm told we have equalled our best away run for 30 years and I think that is where we have improved this season.
"At home we have never struggled but, away from home last season, we just gave too much initiative to the other teams and sat back.
"Now we have grown in confidence, we take the game to teams away from home as well, and it is a great statement, that we haven't lost for six away games in a row."