Jon Walters has hit out at Stoke fans for booing Saido Berahino
Stoke have finished ninth in each of the last three seasons and been a Premier League club since 2008.
But four straight defeats sparked anxiety among fans at Saturday’s 3-1 win against Hull and they booed the substitution of Saido Berahino.
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“We’re not a top-six team and if you go below the top six there are some big teams trying to get in there spending a lot of money,” said Walters, 33.
“We’ve got to recognise we’re in the Premier League, it’s a tough league and it’s not always going to go for you. We have to try to stay positive.”