Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has claimed former Barcelona star Bojan Krkic is now "ready" to prove his worth at the Premier League, after the Spaniard scored his first game for the Potters during the 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspurs.
Even though the former Barcelona, Milan, Rome and Ajax forward made a great impact at Stoke during the pre-season, following his sensational summer move from the Camp Nou, he had a struggling start to the life in the Premier League, with some reports claiming he was unhappy and frustrated due to his lack of playing time.
But Hughes handed the 24-year-old his second successive starting role at White Hart Lane and the striker responded with a wonderful goal from 25 yards to inspire a 2-1 victory for the Potters.
"Bojan was doing what he did in pre-season. At the start of the season it was a bit of a shock to him in the Premier League," the manager said.
"We just had to bide our time a bit but he is ready now and the quality of his goal shows the technical ability he has."
Meanwhile, the Stoke manager has claimed his side deserved the three points at White Hart Lane, as they were better than Tottenham during the 90 minutes.
"I was really pleased with what we produced today. From start to finish we were the more accomplished side,
"We were always a threat on the break and had great ability in forward areas. They got one back with a great strike but I always felt there were more goals in us."