Helping Stoke City pick up a couple of points against Brighton and Leicester City since his January arrival from Galatasaray, Badou Ndiaye is pretty happy with how things are going so far at his new club.

Tracked by both the Potters and West Ham, the midfielder ultimately made the decision to playing for Paul Lambert over David Moyes, and there’s a reason why he did that.

Speaking to L’Observateur in Sénégal, relayed by Télédakar, he said: “It wasn’t very complicated. It’s the project that attracted me, it’s that simple. I chose to join Stoke, which is a big club with a great history and great players, very experimented. 

“It’s a good club with a very serene environment and everything I need to develop and to be in the optimum condition to play football well”.

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With 10 games left in the season, the 27-year-old is excited to see what this team can do going forward, especially after the current campaign.

He continued: “Everyone knows Stoke aren’t in their right place. We’re going to do everything to stay up, and I think we can do it. From next season onwards, we’ll see what happens. We’re really not worried”.

Despite currently being 19th in the league, Ndiaye’s new side are just one point away from 16th, with just 11 points separating the Potters from seventh placed Burnley.

It’s tight, and there’s a lot of football still to be played.