Fiorentina midfielder Marco Donadel has urged teammates to improve on last season's fifth-place finish.

"Knowing that we start from zero points - without any penalisation - makes us feel like we have already won five matches," Donadel told the club's website.

"We are all eager to do well in the League and in the UEFA Cup as well. Despite the departure of some important elements, we have the potential to do better than the past two years."

However, the midfielder does not want to set any targets, preferring to take things day-by-day instead.

"I think we must concentrate on short-term targets for the time being. I think we can compete with all the other clubs, adapting our football whenever necessary."