The former Werder Bremen striker is enjoying his free role at the Britannia Stadium, despite Stoke being level on points with 18th-placed Norwich.
"The situation there is, of course, different from Werder Bremen where I did not get my chance," he told The Sentinel.
"At Stoke I have been given the appropriate trust. The performance is right, except that we have too little points lately.
"The feedback I get is quite good. The coach gives me the role of a free spirit. If it goes on the offensive, I can move freely."
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