Samaras now believes the way new boss Sven Goran Eriksson likes to play the game may help him. He said: "We're playing in a different style and it's better for me.
"We're playing more football, more of a passing game, more to feet like the game I learned in Holland."
But Samaras says Eriksson has to start playing him as an out-and-out striker if he wants to get the best out of him.
On occasions Pearce - and Sven on Tuesday - played him out wide.
Samaras said: "I'm not a left-sided midfielder, I'm a striker and I like to play there.
"The gaffer makes the decisions. I accept that and I play my game."