Revealed! The secrets behind Stoke’s Spanish recruitment drive

first_img1 Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has revealed teammate Steve Sidwell is learning Spanish to help the club’s foreign imports settle in.Mark Hughes has added former Barcelona players Marc Muniesa, Bojan Krkic, Mohamed El Ouriachi and Ibrahim Afellay to his squad, as well as ex-Real Madrid man Joselu.The continental talents are blending in with homegrown stars like Sidwell, Ryan Shawcross and Phil Bardlsey, and the ex-Arsenal and Chelsea man is going the extra yard to help the team spirit.“The secret to our success is Sidwell is learning Spanish now,” Odemwingie said. “He takes lessons.“I think what makes the Premier League the best league in the world is the mix of nationalities and styles of football.“We have a lot of things in common now. Golf is a common language and some of the boys are learning Spanish, which is only good for the group.” Steve Sidwell last_img

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