Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic insists he is committed to the club and rates the Bundesliga higher than the Premier League.
Ibisevic was a target for Blackburn Rovers during the summer transfer window, but a move to Ewood Park ultimately failed to materialise.
Blackburn were unable to agree a deal with Hoffenheim, while there were also concerns regarding the Bosnian's fitness at that time.
However, Ibisevic has outlined his happiness with Hoffenheim and suggested football in Germany is more competitive than that in England.
"I rate the Bundesliga higher than the Premier League," he told the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung newspaper.
"In England, there are four or five exceptional clubs, but here anybody can beat anybody.
"Furthermore, I treasure what I have got in Hoffenheim. I have been here from the march from the second division into the top flight and that makes you feel like a part of things.
"I feel very much at home here after over four years."
The 27-year-old recently lost his place in Holger Stanislawski's side, but he hopes to be involved against second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
"I am fit and I would be delighted to play, but I wouldn't be disappointed if I only come on as a substitute," he added.
"It is up to the coach. I am optimistic that we will win."