Juventus midfielder Diego has revealed that he has changed his approach to the game and is now reaping the reward.
The Brazilian arrived in Turin last summer after completing a £25m transfer from German side Werder Bremen.
He started the season well, but then found it difficult to adapt and took a lot of flak from the Italian media and Juventus fans.
Diego scored a wonderful opening goal against Fiorentina on Saturday in an important 2-1 victory for the Bianconeri.
He did two step overs and rounded Sebastien Frey with consummate ease.
“Every now and again these tricks come to me,” Diego said.
“It’s simpler and easier to do them in the Bundesliga. There are more spaces and the opponents press a lot less, but by now I am getting used to Serie A.
“I am working hard. I only need time and the team is healthy like me. It wasn’t an easy start.
“We played the perfect game in Florence. We are finding confidence in our own means again.
“We have to realise our two objectives: qualifying for the Champions League and winning the Europa League,” he concluded.