Stir keeper Joe Bursik eager to continue ‘roller-coaster’ rise against Leicester
Goalkeeper Bursik has kept 7 clean sheets in 12 video games for Stoke.
Stoke star Joe Bursik is prepared to mark his fast increase versus Leicester.
The 20-year-old was betting Hednesford in the Northern Premier League two seasons ago but is now among the nation’s most in-form goalkeepers.
He is preparing to face the Foxes in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash at the bet365 Stadium.
Bursik has kept 7 tidy sheets in 12 games because being remembered from loan at Doncaster after injuries to Angus Gunn and Adam Davies and also made his England Under-21 launching in November.
” It’s a mad roller-coaster in regards to how rapidly it’s happened,” stated Bursik, who was also on loan at Telford in 2019.
” The method I have actually come through has actually come quicker than anticipated however I wouldn’t have it any other method. I’m so grateful for the loans, where I found out so much.
” The development I have actually made in the last couple of years was tremendous. I got to the point where I was constantly ready for the opportunity and now it’s come I’m enjoying it.
” I’m grateful for getting my opportunity and that assesses the pitch.
” The way I went from the National League North to League One was a big dive. I’ve been thrown in the deep end now I’m in the Champion and provided new challenges. I like to show I can rise to them.”
Stoke have cup pedigree this season, reaching the Carabao Cup quarter-finals prior to losing to Tottenham.
Bursik is yet to play in the FA Cup however has fond memories of the competition as a Chelsea fan.
His very first game, the Blues’ 3-0 semi-final win over Aston Villa in 2010, has stuck to him and replicating his hero, Petr Cech, to reach Wembley is a dream.
” I keep in mind being in the corner when (Didier) Drogba scored his goal, which he always did at Wembley,” he told the PA news agency.
” I have actually been to Stamford Bridge but the one at Wembley stands out. I have actually still got a number of pictures of me in my Chelsea strip with my headscarf.
” If we can ever arrive or get near that would be an incredible thing.
” It’s a fantastic competitors also and there are a number of non-league groups knocking about as well which is great to see. We’ve got belief we can do well – as we carried out in the Carabao Cup previously in the season.”
The game is because of go on amidst the coronavirus pandemic, while Derby and Aston Villa are set to send their Under-23 and Under-18 players to deal with Chorley and Liverpool respectively after a break out at the clubs and Shrewsbury’s video game at Southampton is off.
Bursik admits gamers are privileged to continue playing while lots of fans are unable to work.
He included: “We have actually got used to all the procedures since we first returned from lockdown in 2020.
” We are grateful we can carry on with our work, unlike the remainder of the country. It’s a tough scenario for everybody and they are going to be at home more in the next couple of months.
” Our hearts head out to them and we’re grateful we can continue doing what we do.”