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Begovic Focused On Stoke For Now

In-demand Stoke goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, insists his focus remains on the Potters.

Begovic has been a rumour mill staple this season, after Stoke signed up-and-coming England international Jack Butland.

That transfer was interpreted as a sign that Stoke were ready to cash in on Begovic, who has drawn the attentions of clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.

But with Stoke in danger of slipping into relegation contention if they go on a losing run in the last five games of the season, Begovic says he will not get ahead of himself.

He recently played his 100th game for the Potters, and secured his 11th clean sheet of the season to mark the occasion.

And he is hopeful that he can keep more clean sheets in the run-in, to help Stoke avoid the drop before his own future is decided.

"We still have a lot of difficult games ahead and we have to continue playing well. Nothing is over yet,” Begovic said.

"My 11th clean sheet? I feel great but I'm sure that I can always do better and I'm still learning. The most important thing is the result for the club and when you win, everything looks better."

Meanwhile, highly-rated Bosnia international Begovic admits his pride to have be linked to a who’s who of top English clubs, but he remains adamant that for now, Stoke comes first.

 "I'm not thinking a lot about speculation. I have a lot of work to do at Stoke City, we have to stay in the league,” he said.

"But I'm not running away from it, everybody is happy when he is linked with such clubs as Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool - I'm glad my name is mentioned in these stories, because this is the proof that I'm doing well.

"We will see what will happen at the end of the season. But for now the most important thing for us is survival."


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