Stoke City ace: I must improve in this area to help the team

Stoke Britannia Stadium

Stoke City's Steven N'Zonzi says that he is working on bringing more to his game in an attacking sense.

Stoke City midfielder Steven N'Zonzi says that he must add a finishing touch to his game if he is to help his team-mates out.

The central midfielder adds good technicality and a destructive presence to Stoke's midfield, but he wants to hit the target more in the future.

The Potters have allowed N'Zonzi more licence to get forward this season and he is hoping to repay them by getting his name on the scoresheet more often. 

"It's the last shot that I need to work on. I need to add that finishing quality to my game for the team," he said to the Stoke Sentinel. 

"It's not been a specific plan for me to get further forward. I get forward because I feel good and comfortable doing that.

"You just have to keep working hard in training and I hope that it comes together in the next game.

"But that is not as important as finding a solution to winning games as a team for the rest of the season."

Stoke have made a rather inconsistent start to the season, impressing in some games and showing uncharacteristic frailties in others.

Still, they are making progress under Mark Hughes and his more progressive style is wining them a number of admirers.

The Potters built their Premier League success on their ability to defend and be organised, but they are more flamboyant now and have a number of creative outlets in their team.

It means that they have added entertainment to their effective style and they will be hoping to build on their top-half finish last season this time around. 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch