15 September 2012 Last updated at 12:59

Football Focus Big Interview - Michael Owen

In an in-depth interview with Football Focus new Stoke City striker Michael Owen gives his reasons for signing for the Potters, and explains why he is untroubled by the negative perceptions some fans have of him.

Owen signed for Stoke on a free transfer after being released by Manchester United , and explains his good relationship with manager Tony Pulis was key in persuading him to sign for a club he believes are "going places."

The 32-year old, who has 89 caps and 40 goals for England, has signed a one-year deal at the Britannia Stadium.