Roma midfielder Fabio Simplicio insists he is looking forward to facing off against his former club Palermo this weekend.
The 31-year-old Brazilian spent four years in Sicily before moving to Roma on a free transfer this summer.
Interviewed on Sky Italia, he said: "It will be emotional to return to Palermo and to meet the friends and people who supported me until the end of my time there.
"There are many beautiful things that I remember, but the most beautiful was the friendship with the people who have nothing to do with football.
"It was a great satisfaction for me to have had great people around me."
Asked about the acrimonious nature of his departure, Simplicio said: "There are no longer problems between Zamparini and I.
"I said that I would honour my contract until it expired and I did.
"Zamparini told me that if an important team came in for me he would let me go."
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £11,000 to be won monthly!