Lazio defender Lorenzo De Silvestri is convinced of a big season of success for the Rome club.

"I have come back to an exceptional group and now it is up to us to impress the fans with our exploits on the pitch," he said.

"Francelino Matuzalem impressed me because of his experience and in the way he controls the ball and Mauro Zarate seems like a great swoop - I hope he adapts to Italian football well."