Fabio Quagliarella has lavished praise on Juventus, insisting that the club has made him feel like an important player again.
The 27-year-old striker has scored six goals in 10 games for his new team following a summer move from Napoli.
Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Quagliarella said: "Today I feel important for this team. I had some problems in the beginning. I arrived late because of the World Cup and I need to be at my best physically to give my best.
"I play where the mister and the team need me. This is what comes first out of everything.
"In any case, I am a second striker. I don't like playing with my back to goal. I prefer to be in the middle of the action, starting from distance."
When asked for his reaction to the compliments he has received from Gigi Del Neri, Quagliarella said: "They are great words. I want to thank him again.
"Every day he shows me with facts that he appreciates my play. There is no story with Del Neri: he plays who is best in form."