Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is reportedly eyeing England’s number one role ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The 24-year-old has been one of the shining lights for the Potters this term, despite them lingering in the Premier League drop zone with just nine games remaining in the season.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Butland admitted that he has his sights on the global tournament in Russia, where he is hoping to become the first-choice shot-stopper, he said: “It’s impossible to get away from. It’s a World Cup year. It’s impossible not to turn a corner and see something about the World Cup or hear something about the World Cup. It’s in your mind, it’s something I am excited about. I hope to be a part of it – but I have always said that doesn’t happen if I am not putting in performances week in, week out for Stoke and playing at the highest level.”
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