Marcello Lippi hailed Fiorentina striker Christian Vieri's return to fitness and form.

The World Cup winning coach said: "This new Vieri still has the capacity to be one of the best strikers in Europe.

"I know Bobo and I never doubted that he could play at the highest level.

"I saw the rage he showed when he was struggling for a year hoping to come to the World Cup in Germany and if you have that hunger at 34-years-old you can't fail.

"Vieri will score lots of goals in Serie A and the UEFA Cup."