Stoke keeper Sorensen happy proving Aston Villa wrong

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen was happy to prove his former Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wrong last season.

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen was happy to prove his former Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wrong last season.

He told The Sentinel: “Personally, of course I was happy and with the team too. It was a big year for everyone to prove themselves.

“I had something to prove as well. I had to prove that the things that were said, and where I ended up, wasn’t right.

“I feel I was better than the things that were said and that was a big motivating factor for me.”

The Dane added: “In my last year at Aston Villa I had nothing to play for, but I always kept my spirits high and proved I had the right frame of mind. Now I am keeping that same spirit.

“Hopefully, I’ve got three, four, five years left at the highest level. I’ve got two years left on my contract here and you just take it one year at a time.

“We know it will be even harder for us next season because people know what to expect of us. So we have to improve again.”