Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has praised the impact of manager Mark Hughes this season.

Hughes took charge in the summer after Tony Pulis' departure.

"He is wonderful, a real manager who takes care of everything," he told Dnevni Avaz.

"He was a great player, his standards are extremely high. Often in training he can still show things to the players, he is still in great shape and form."

Begovic believes Hughes was a very good appointment, adding: "Although the current results are not the best, I think Stoke did a great job of bringing Hughes and we are playing much better football."

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