Stoke keeper Butland not bothered by England demotion

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is happy to step down to the England U21s this week.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is happy to step down to the England U21s this week.

The Bristol-born goalkeeper will likely start for them against Austria on Monday and, rather than be annoyed at missing out on the senior squad, remains philosophical.

He said: "I have seen a lot of people get carried away. My mum and dad would be the first people to take me down if ever that happened.

"I know myself that it will not get me anywhere, it is not good for my career and teams if you're arrogant, if you're different to everyone else. Everyone that gets to the top is very switched on, intelligent and very humble, professional people.

"To be the best, you've got to act like the best."

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