Toni said: â€śMy first season with Fiorentina was incredible, absolutely my best, as I broke Gabriel Batistutaâ€™s record and became the first Italian to win the Golden Boot.
â€śOur Coach got us to play great football, we even qualified for the Champions League. Then Calciopoli damaged us.
â€śI made a mistake in making certain statements about wanting to join Inter, as I shouldâ€™ve talked to the Della Valle family first,â€ť he concedes.
â€śIt was a very important opportunity for me, the chance to play for a really big club and I was swept up by the enthusiasm of going to Inter.
â€śI did not understand that at that moment Fiorentina were docked 15 points and this was not a normal campaign. After a five-minute meeting with the Della Valle brothers I got the situation and the right decision was to remain and help Fiorentina emerge from that difficult time.â€ť
Toni agreed to stay with the Viola thanks to a pact that they would release him at the end of the season to any club he wished.
â€śInter wanted me a great deal and if the President had allowed it, I would have gone in 2006,â€ť explained the striker. â€śThere were other Italian sides who wanted me in 2007, and I was very close to Milan, but also Juve and Inter.