He was thrown straight into the starting XI and made his mark with a sensational strike in the 3-1 win over Frosinone.
“It's really satisfying and I am so happy to start well with a victory for the team," the Little Pharaoh told Sky Sport Italia.
“I gave it a go, fortunately it went well. The feeling of scoring that goal and being hugged by my teammates was unforgettable.
“I'm happy with the win, but we need consistency and as many points as possible.
“The objective is to put together a run of victories so we can get a momentum going."
The scorpion flick was reminiscent of goals his old Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic tends to score.
“I learned a few things in training," grinned El Shaarawy.
“My problem is that I tend to drift out of the game, but with a midfield like Roma's I can get more involved and be decisive. I want to get my fitness levels back now.
“I'm working on my left foot, as in the past my teammates told me to vary it a bit rather than cut in from the left and shoot with the right. I'm working on it."