Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi insists Serie A remains the best competition in the world.

He told Corriere dello Sport: "It is wonderful to score on my debut, but that is not enough. I don't want to be a flash in the pan in England, I am eager to leave my mark.

"Clearly I miss Serie A, which remains the best League in the world, but the Premiership is a great stage for me to show my worth."

By Bianchi's own admission, he only accepted the £8.8m move to Manchester City because "I was disappointed by the kind of offers I received from Italian clubs."