Jack Butland and Stoke City were relegated to the Championship after failing in their attempts to avoid the drop – and despite the goalkeeper is likely to leave now, he admitted that it is a terrible feeling.
Butland came back after a series of injuries but he failed to help his side away from their troubles – and he admitted that it will be difficult to heal from this experience as it has been very tough lately for him.
The England international spoke about his side’s relegation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:
“It’s been a tough two years but I’ll recover from it like I recover from anything.”
“I have to suck up the bad stuff and process things quickly – the injury, losses, relegation – and mentally you have to move on quickly.”
“Relegation hurts — even now just thinking about it, it’s a horrible feeling. But life goes on for all of us and we have to dust ourselves down, whether it’s the lads going to the World Cup or on holiday.”
“We all have to accept what has happened and improve.”
“It’s my nature to strive for the best and to keep pushing and that’s what I’ll continue to do whatever the future holds.”