The Russian has made an instant impact ever since arriving at Fulham in January.
Asked why he preferred English football, Pogrebnyak explained: "Because of the speed, fights and tough play. As a striker I always liked crosses from the wings.
"When I was sitting in front of the television in Russia I was amazed to see when someone heads the ball after a big jump or started to dribble, it was very fascinating for me to see.
"Scoring a goal like this and then running to the fans - it's like paradise for me.
"In Germany the stadiums are packed and the infrastructure is good. But I couldn't become one with the rest.
"Here you don't have time for the training - game, regenerating exercise, training and game again.
"In England you're tired because you play football frequently, but in Germany you're tired because you train as much as a horse. But here everything is a joy and a satisfaction."