"It's obviously nice to do it - I did fear that I would never get there," Owen told the club's official website.
"You do worry and think that it just isn't meant to be but thankfully I got there and it is another good achievement for me. It was a nice way to score my first goal for the club, in certain ways.
"It is now just a question of me doing well, training well and then taking the chance in the team when it comes along. Hopefully, the second half of the season can be a lot better for me."
Owen joined Stoke on a free transfer in September.