For Berahino, who last scored a senior goal two and a half years ago in February 2016 while in action for West Brom and has never scored for Stoke, the heavy burden of his extraordinary drought is lessened by playing in a more creative role behind a central striker.
The Stoke Sentinel quote the forward saying: "It's nice for me because it gives me a free role. I get to go into pockets where I can pick up the ball and be dangerous.
"I don't think a lot of people knew I had that in my game, but I've managed to show it in my three games and I'm feeling confident.
"I know the goal will come. The most important thing for me in that role is to create and I'm sure the goals will come. I'm not really worried about the goal. I know I haven't scored in a very, very long time, but to be honest that's at the back of my mind.
"As long as the team is winning and we are performing like that every week, I'll take that."
Stoke's victory over Hull on Saturday has seen them rise to 17th, with a brief pause from league football for the EFL Cup next on the calendar this midweek, before Berahino faces former club West Brom when Championship action resumes at the weekend.