Damiano Ferronetti is adamant he will play a part for Genoa this season following a move from Torino in July.
The 27-year-old did not make a single appearance for Torino last season, with injury issues forcing him to watch their entire Serie B promotion victory from the sidelines.
Deemed to be surplus to requirements the full-back moved to Genoa on transfer deadline day last week, and is almost ready make his debut for the Rossoblu.
“How am I physically? There is still work to do but I hope to recover as soon as possible.
“My entire career has been marred by injuries, and last season was particularly bad for me. I want to make this my comeback season and do very well.
“My farewell in Turin is in the past now and is a closed matter for me, I am ready to do well at Genoa as we have a large squad and can achieve something good this season.”
The former Udinese defender, who has represented Italy since the age of 15, concluded by commenting on his former city rivals Juventus.
“How do you beat Juventus? The Bianconeri are a great team, the formation of [Antonio] Conte is binded by collective spirit and only when that is broken will they be beaten.”