Contrary to comments from his agent, the Black Cats keeper believes that a move to a larger club will not be necessary to challenge Thibaut Courtois for the Belgium No.1 spot
Mignolet's representative, Guy Vandersmissen, hinted that the 24-year-old was seeking pastures new in order to gain international recognition as he looks to pip Chelsea's on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtois to his country's starting position.
But Mignolet has moved quickly to extinguish the speculation and insists that he can re-claiming the number one spot whilst playing at Sunderland.
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"Of course, my ambition is to regain the No.1 spot with my national team, but I feel I can do that with Sunderland," he told the club's official website.
"I was playing as Belgium's No.1 a year ago and hopefully that can be the case in the future.
"I felt I wanted to communicate with the club's fans following the media reaction to comments made by my representative, which I feel were taken out of context and not a true reflection.
"I am happy at Sunderland – a club I am proud to represent. I will continue focusing on my football, starting with Saturday’s game against Fulham."