Stoke City forward Bojan vows to come back stronger

The striker has recovered from a serious knee injury and is keen to make the opening game against Liverpool.

Injured Stoke forward Bojan has vowed to come back stronger next season, to the club’s official website.

The former Barcelona man picked up a cruciate ligament injury in his knee during an FA Cup came against Rochdale back in January, something which saw him miss the rest of the season through injury.

He has been working hard on his fitness ever since in a bid to be fit for the Potters’ opening day fixture against Liverpool and says he knows he’s going to come back even better than ever next season.

“My focus is to start the new season playing at the same level I was before I got injured,” he told

"I know I'm going to come back stronger, I want to enjoy football again and play good football for Stoke City, for the fans, my teammates and of course for myself."

Day by day 

The forward became an instant hit at the Britannia last season with a number of excellent displays making a mockery of the reported low fee they paid for him.

In fact, such were the level of his performances he was quickly being linked with a move to several bigger clubs around Europe.

If he can return to that best again next season following his injury, hopes will be high among the fan base that Mark Hughes’ side can improve upon their impressive 9th-place finish and potentially challenge for the Europa League places.

For Bojan though, he is just keen to take each day as it comes.

"I think the most important thing is to take each day as it comes," he added.

"Yesterday was my first day back with the team and I feel really, really good so now I have to work hard in July to feel the difference and see if I'm ready for the first game of the season.”

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