The German defender, who featured during the Potters' 0-0 draw with Chelsea yesterday, also believes that Stoke should be targeting a lengthy run in this season's Europa League.
"To get safe is the main priority but, depending on if we qualify for Europe, we'd like to go as far as we can," said the 26-year-old.
"It would be outstanding to get into the group stages of the Europa League.
"It is not something anyone else at the club has done and hopefully if we do qualify it won't affect us in the league.
"Hopefully, we can get a top ten finish if we continue the sort of form we have been showing recently."
Stoke face FC Thun of Switzerland in a two-legged qualifier for the Europa League group stage.