Sunday July 8 2012
Biabiany targets double figures

Jonathan Biabiany is targeting a successful season in front of goal for Parma and believes that his current situation will allow him to improve so.

The former Inter and Sampdoria man scored six times for Parma last term, including three from the final five games of the season, which were part of a seven-game winning streak the team finished on.

It was form enough for the Ducali to turn his loan from Sampdoria into a permanent deal this summer, and whilst Biabiany has never scored more than eight in a single League campaign, he believes that now is the time to progress and Parma the place to do it.

“This year my goal is definitely to reach double figures,” the 24-year-old told reporters from Parma’s pre-season training base at Olbia, Sardinia.

“There are all the conditions in which to improve and I want to take that jump. I am very happy with this reappointment. I have the trust of the club and for this I thank them.

“During last season I learned new roles and new movements so that in the future I can express myself better.

“Do I have any regrets from my time at Inter? I grew up there and when I left there was a bit of disappointment, but now I am focused just on Parma and doing well here.

“Definitely my first goal scored next season will be dedicated to my daughter. Only born a month ago, but she is giving me so much happiness and serenity.”

Biabiany then reflected on where belief in the Gialloblu camp has the team aiming for 2012-13.

“The first goal is always survival, then once we have reached that, we can think where we can get to.

“Last year we had a great season and this year we want to start strong to show that we are ready and can continue the streak from the last few weeks of last season going.

“If we can do even better then we’ll all be happy.”