Thursday September 13 2012
Toni: I'll start where I left off

Luca Toni has claimed that he wants to rejuvenate his career at Fiorentina, after his shock deadline day return to Florence.

The 35-year-old was Serie A's top goalscorer in 2005-06 during his first spell with the Gigliati, and has told fans that he wants to return to that level again.

“I cannot wait to get back on the field and make the fans happy,” the former Al Nasr forward commented in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.

“I am glad to be back, I had my most beautiful years here. I want to start where I left off. I think we can play some good football this year. It is a great project.”

Toni pinpointed Spaniard Borja Valero when asked which of Fiorentina’s new boys had caught his eye.

“Who impressed me most out of the new players? Borja Valero is really strong. I did not know him, but I've been impressed in the days that we've trained together.

“I have trained well and feel fine,” the former Italian international added. “I have put myself at the disposal of the Coach and only he can decide if I play.

“The Catania game will be very difficult because they are a strong group. They have a settled squad, whereas we are a new team.”

Vincenzo Montella must try to mastermind a victory against his former club on Sunday, when the Viola host the Elefanti at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.