Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Burnley

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 1 - 2 Stoke

Sunday, 09 November 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Arnautovic staying at Stoke

Marko Arnautovic claims to be settled at Stoke City and has no intention of pushing for a move any time soon.

Last Updated: 11/04/14 at 14:18 Post Comment

Marko Arnautovic: Has adjusted quickly to life in England

Marko Arnautovic: Has adjusted quickly to life in England

The Austrian forward only joined the Potters in the summer of 2013, penning a four-year contract upon his arrival from Werder Bremen.

He has adjusted quickly to life in England and has offered no indication that he is the difficult character he was portrayed as prior to his Premier League switch.

Recent displays have been so impressive that speculation of a transfer back to mainland Europe has surfaced, but Arnautovic has been quick to commit his long-term future to Stoke.

He said in The Sentinel: "Yes, I hope to be here for some years.

"I just arrived, so I cannot say I want to go in a minute.

"I like it here. I think the people have taken me into the group and helped me to settle in. I am happy to be here and the people are very friendly."

Arnautovic was acquired by Mark Hughes for his creative talents, but the 24-year-old says he has adapted his game accordingly to deal with the rigours of life in the English top-flight.

He added: "It is hard football here. People tackle a lot, but I like it and am happy.

"It is quick football here and it is the best league in the world. You have to deal with it.

"Before I came I didn't play too often in my other team, so my fitness was a little bit down and I think I needed one or two months to get it back.

"For me now it is okay. I think I can run the whole game and feel very fit."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini wants more from Yaya Toure and Fernandinho

Manuel Pellegrini wants Yaya Toure and Fernandinho to remind people how potent they can be for Manchester City.

Premier League: Sam Allardyce not looking to go long as Andy Carroll returns

Sam Allardyce is not planning any major changes to West Ham's style of play as Andy Carroll prepares to return.

Premier League: Danny Welbeck deal right for Manchester United says Louis Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal is confident his decision to let Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United will prove correct.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property