Always one of the toughest trips in the Premier League, Stoke’s playing style has been transformed under Mark Hughes with the likes of Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic and Ibrahim Afellay all catching the eye this season.
“Stoke have changed the way they play football, they play in another way now, another philosophy with the ball on the floor and lots of talented players,” said Hugo.
“They are able to beat anyone. We know that and we need to play at a high level again. At this moment, it’s all about mentality and we’re excited about these last five games.”
We go into the match eight points behind leaders Leicester after their draw against West Ham on Sunday.
Hugo was impressed with our performance and 3-0 win against Manchester United last time out with Jan Vertonghen stepping faultlessly back into central defence after almost three months out with injury.
“Jan is back and that’s great for the team, he’s a leader and he looked comfortable for his first game in three months,” added Hugo.
“That’s great news. We can congratulate Kevin Wimmer as well. He has played a great role in the last three months and it really shows the team spirit here. It’s all positive.”