"This Palermo side is excellent and can compete at the highest level. Maybe we can win it and maybe we can't, but we will fight."
New signing Giulio Migliaccio, meanwhile, is happy to be working with his old Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono.
"I know him and his staff very well and I am sure that the training we are undergoing now will be useful, as proved by Atalanta's performances last year," the midfielder told the club's website.
"Our attitude will be Palermo's main strength and will help this team increase its quality."