Birmingham City - Stoke Decision Was Easy says Butland
UK time is: 08:21:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Stoke Decision Was Easy says Butland

Jack Butland says that there is no doubt in his mind that it was the right decision to join Stoke City instead of Chelsea.

Now a Stoke player on loan at Birmingham until at least the end of the season, Butland made a name for himself in the England Olympic set-up before he had made a first team appearance for Blues and it wasn't long before bigger clubs than Birmingham came knocking at the door wanting his services.

And last January, there was talk of Butland going to Chelsea, but in the end he surprised everyone by holding hush, hush, talks with Stoke before signing for the Potters on Deadline Day.

Butland told reporters: 'I've seen a lot of people get carried away and my mum and dad would be the first to take me down if that ever happened. But I know myself that's not going to get me anywhere.

'It's not good for my career or fair to teams to be arrogant, or act differently to everyone else. Most people who eventually get to the top are switched on, intelligent, humble, professional people. To be the best you've got to act like the best.

'It was a very important decision to make in terms of when and where I would move next.

'Turning down Chelsea was, and wasn't, a difficult decision. Chelsea is a fantastic place and a great place to play football. They are the European champions, but Stoke is a fantastic club for different reasons.

'I feel I can develop my game better at Stoke than I can at Chelsea at the minute. It is as simple as that. Chelsea didn't do anything wrong, I just didn't think it suited me right now.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 25 2013

Time: 1:27PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 14 78
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - June 2nd
Leeds Utd : 02/06/2015 07:20:00
BWFC: Shelter
Bolton : 02/06/2015 07:00:01
BWFC: Attack?
Bolton : 01/06/2015 21:35:00
Finland International In Talks
Forest : 01/06/2015 20:50:00
Head Of Football Operations Arrives
Huddersfield : 01/06/2015 20:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where needs to be strengthened?
Suggested By:  
Goalkeeper 25%
Defence 10%
Midfield 17%
Attack 48%