Palermo attacker Fabrizio Miccoli was delighted with his hat-trick in their 4-1 victory over Chievo.

Miccoli admits the performance was one of the best in his career.

"It is one of my best days. This is my sixth year in Palermo, yet every time it feels like I have to start from scratch and prove I'm not old or just worthy of playing the last half-hour.

"I always give my all and I'm happy with that. Why was I dropped for Gasperini's first two games? I had been alright before, but tests this week showed a calf problem. I couldn't leave the team on its own at the moment."