He told talkSPORT: "As far as I am concerned I will [start the season as Stoke goalkeeper]. My focus is here. This is where I'll be. This is where I see my future.
"I have just got home from Brazil so my thoughts are just on rest and recuperating after a long year and getting myself ready for pre-season, which starts in three weeks for me."
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