He revealed that Saturday was the first time that he has ever started a game in that role.
âIt's the first time that I have really started in that position so it was new to me,â he told Stoke's website. âI had a few days training in that position, got a little bit of advice on what to do and what not to do and I felt I did okay.
âI was able to push on a little bit at times and try to get balls into the box, which is an aspect of the game I enjoy, but obviously you can't do it as much as you would like against teams like Chelsea.
âYou have to be extremely disciplined at full-back because as I said earlier they are a huge threat in every area of the pitch, and if you get caught out once you know what is going to happen.
âIâm happy to be in the team, and whilst I am more comfortable in midfield or in central defence, if it means playing then I will give it my best shot.â