"I have a contract with Everton until 2016, and, if the club want, I will see that out," he said. "I know I am hot, and I want to move forward one day, but I will finish my Everton contract if they want me to.
"Normally I am an honest player but that was just frustration at Stoke. Shawcross was pushing and pulling me the whole game and, in the end, I just exploded. But I shouldn't have, and I'm sorry for what I did."