Bojan: Stoke is my second home, the club has something special

He admitted he enjoyed his football most during his days at the Potters

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Former Stoke City attacker Bojan Krkic has spoken about his time at the Bet365 Stadium, recalling fond memories of his stay in Staffordshire.

The 31-year-old played 85 times for the Potters between 2014 and 2019, scoring 16 goals in all after arriving from Barcelona.

Now playing his football in Japan, the former Ajax, AC Milan and Roma talent reminisced about his time in England.

“Stoke, for me, it is my second home,” he told Sky Sports.

“It is the place where I enjoyed my football the most.”

Bojan admitted that his time at Stoke was made special due to “the way the fans treated the players.”


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Bojan: Stoke had something special

He added: “The years when I was there, we had fantastic seasons, finishing ninth in the Premier League, beating the best teams in the league and competing in every game.

“I enjoyed it everywhere but that was something special.

“My favourite moment was when they sang my name for the first time, the whole stadium.

“What is this? They sung my name because they respected me, they loved me, not because my name was Bojan.

“There was a special connection from the day that I arrived.”

Bojan featured in 163 first team games for Barcelona after breaking through from the academy.

The Spain international has an impressive haul of trophies as a result, including two Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles and a Club World Cup.

The latter years of his time with Stoke saw him loaned to homeland club Alaves and German outfit Mainz.

He eventually left in August 2019, almost 18 months after the Potters were relegated from the Premier League.

Bojan played 21 Championship matches, scoring once, before securing a move to Canadian franchise Montrael.

He was released by the North American club in January 2021 before joining current employers Vissel Kobe in the J-League.

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