MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Matri has a point to prove at Fiorentina following a disappointing six months at AC Milan.
Matri moved to Milan in August from Juventus, and has joined Fiorentina on a loan deal.
On Thursday, Matri says "I've made a big decision. I'm extremely motivated to get going again. I want to get back to playing my best football with Fiorentina."
Fiorentina attracted Matri after its Serie A-leading goalscorer Giuseppe Rossi was injured. But the 29-year-old Matri has just one goal in 18 matches in all competitions.
He adds, "I'm not bitter about anything. If I haven't done so well this season, I'm the one who's most to blame. It wasn't an easy six months."
Matri has scored once in five appearances for Italy.