Stoke now lie five places and three points above the bottom three.
"I want to be here for a significant amount of time, if I can, to build something really special.
"This year was always going to be difficult and a season of possible highs and lows, but we will get through it, and be better for it too.
"It's about making sure we take care of our business.
"I don't think I've experienced, as a player or as a manager, so many teams so close together."