Gudjohnsen - Style didn't fit

Iceland striker feels Stoke's physical approach did not suit him

Gudjohnsen: Glad to go

Gudjohnsen: Glad to go

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Eidur Gudjohnsen has criticised Stoke's style of play after leaving the Potters to join Fulham.

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The Iceland striker made a deadline day loan move to the Cottagers after a difficult spell at the Britannia Stadium, where he made just four substitute appearances.

Stoke boss Pulis accused the 32-year-old of failing to reach the fitness levels required at the club after joining on a one-year deal from Monaco in August, limiting his contribution to a minimal amount.

However, the former Chelsea and Barcelona player has hit back, stating that his style of play did not fit with Stoke's physical brand of football.


When asked why it did not work out in his five months at the Potteries, Gudjohnsen told Sky Sports News: "A mixture of things - nothing I want to go into too deeply, but first and foremost I think style of play was the biggest factor."

"Just maybe slightly different views on the way football is played between me and way Stoke play.

"I didn't really adapt to it, and didn't get the chance to adapt to it because I didn't start any games. It was a difficult time."