Mignolet plays down talk of wanting to leave Sunderland
Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet has distanced himself from Belgian media outlets that have been carrying quotes from Mignolet's representative Guy Vandersmissen, in which he suggested that his client wanted to play for a bigger club. But Mignolet says he is confident he can remain where he is and still displace current Belgian number one Thibaut Courtois.
He told the Sunderland website: "I felt I wanted to communicate with the club's fans following the media reaction to comments made by my representative, which I feel were taken out of context and not a true reflection.
"Of course, my ambition is to regain the number one spot with my national team, but I feel I can do that with Sunderland.
"I was playing as Belgium's number one a year ago and hopefully that can be the case in the future.