Ahead of today's clash with Livorno, the Italy international lamented: "I had a difficult start for a number of reasons, not just the change in tactics.
"My fitness levels are growing and I am starting to do a lot better to battle on the field. I always try to give 100 per cent on the pitch."
"The Coach puts his faith in me and I will try to repay him. It will be a difficult game against Livorno."