Today, writer Michael Statham travelled to Stoke City FC’s Clayton Wood training ground to meet Dutch left-back Erik Pieters.

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Discussion between Michael and Erik surrounds the full-back’s time at Stoke, his influences growing up and frustrations over no call-up to the Dutch national team squad.

Please note: We have released two videos for you. The first includes our questions to Erik and the (more relaxed) second involves Erik attempting our new ‘Fire Five’ quiz and offering his Eredivisie predictions for the weekend.

Michael Statham (163 Posts)

I'm a physics student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being a Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player.