Stoke defender Upson: We don't want Euros chance to hang on Besiktas trip

Stoke City defender Matthew Upson wants Europa League progress settled tonight. One point against Dynamo Kiev would take the pressure off them in the final game against Besiktas.

Stoke City defender Matthew Upson wants Europa League progress settled tonight.

One point against Dynamo Kiev would take the pressure off them in the final game against Besiktas.

Upson said: "We need to seal qualification against Kiev. I've been to Istanbul. I was on the bench with England the night that David Beckham smashed a penalty over the bar (in 2003). There was a riot in the tunnel at half-time.

"They are a force at home in Europe. So it will be a big push for us to get the job done tonight."

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