Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has paid tribute to former manager Tony Pulis.

Begovic says he owes a large debt to previous boss Pulis for showing faith while he was establishing himself as number one over Thomas Sorensen at the Britannia Stadium.

"I appreciate what he did for me and for my career," he said.

"As I've said many times before, he's been huge for me in terms of being able to play, to progress and hopefully to achieve a few things."