Striker Marko Arnautovic believes he still has “a lot to do” at Inter Milan after the end of his first season at the club.

The 35-year-old spoke via Austrian outlet Heute FCInterNews. He also defended himself against accusations that he was prone to injuries.

Arnautovic joined Inter last summer.

This wasn’t the first time the experienced Austrian international had been a Nerazzurri player. He also spent the 2009–10 season on loan at the club.

However, Arnautovic played little more than a minor role in that campaign, which saw Inter win the European Treble.

Although Arnautovic was not exactly a regular starter last season, he played a much more important role than in his first season at the club more than a decade earlier.

Arnautovic scored a total of seven goals in 34 games for Inter.

Marko Arnautovic: “There is still a lot to do” at Inter Milan

There have been a few rumors regarding Arnautovic’s future in recent weeks.

However, as far as the former Bologna and West Ham United striker is concerned, he does not want to leave.

Arnautovic said: “Football is a matter of talent. And also of the body.”

“But the most important aspect is the mentality,” he continued.

The Inter striker admitted: “Last season was very challenging for me mentally.”

“Italians said: why sign Arnautovic? Isn’t he always injured?”

“But I hadn’t been hurt that many times,” the 35-year-old said. “I had bone edema.”

Arnautovic further said: “The muscle injury I suffered this season was bitter.”

“I was used to playing from the beginning and playing in all the matches,” he admitted.

“Then I had another job – I played fifteen, twenty, thirty minutes.”

“I had to find a way,” Arnautovic continued. “My body has adapted.

“I still have a season there,” the Austrian said of Inter. “And there is still a lot to do.”