Cameron thrilled to be learning from Stoke’s Shawcross, Huth

USA international Geoff Cameron admits learning from his new Stoke City is great for the development of his game.

USA international Geoff Cameron admits learning from his new Stoke City is great for the development of his game.

The 27-year old defender joined the Potters from Houston Dynamo earlier this summer and has so far adapted well to life in the Premier League.

Cameron has made two top flight appearances for Stoke as well as featuring in a League Cup fixture against Swindon Town and feels he is slowly coming to terms with English football mainly because of assistance from teammates Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth.

“It actually gives me more of an ability to see what I have to do as a center back, if I’m playing at center mid and I listen to Ryan Shawcross or [Robert Huth] behind me,” he told MLSsoccer.com.

“When they’re telling me, ‘Slide left, slide right,’ and they’re being more vocal and loud and very dominant, saying, ‘Hey, do this, do this,’ I know in the back of my head that’s what I need to do.

“So when the roles are reversed, when I’m a center back and I’m playing with the national team, I need to be that dominant force. And that’s what Jurgen wants me to do anyways, he wants me to get better at being more vocal and directing traffic, making sure our center mids are cutting down those passing lanes, things like that where I can become more dominant, more of a leader in the back.”

 

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