The West Ham United forward has struggled for form this season.
Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic sat down for an exclusive interview with the club's official website, and shared his determination to prove his doubters wrong, after making his big-money move from Stoke City in the summer.
The Austrian signed for West Ham in July, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £24 million, but has desperately failed to impress thus far, registering zero goals or assists in 12 appearances in all competitions for his club.
The east London outfit's struggles as a whole have surely not helped the 28-year-old, however, with David Moyes' men currently languishing in 18th position in the Premier League table, two points adrift from safety.
Arnautovic sat down to speak exclusively with WHUFC.com, and insisted that the only remedy for poor form is hard work, and a continued desire to turn things around:
“I came here for a lot and the expectation is high for me. I want to show this, I don’t want to put myself in the corner and say ‘no, I can’t do this’ or go home and cry because I’m not putting in the performances. I’m strong, I train hard and I want to change things around. I want to do it with this club, with these people and everyone who is involved at West Ham United.”
West Ham face the daunting prospect of a trip to the Etihad to take on Pep Guardiola's rampant Manchester City side tomorrow, and Arnautovic will have to be at his very best, if his side have any chance whatsoever of taking anything from the game.