All I want to do is try to beat Juventus – Rossi

FiorentinaÔÇÖs┬áGiuseppe Rossi is dreaming of a weekend goal against┬áJuventusÔÇô a club who he admits came close to signing him in the past.


The striker is now back to full service after missing the majority of the last two seasons with a recurring knee problem.

ÔÇ£We are coming off two horrible home draws against┬áCagliari┬áand Parma,ÔÇØ he told the┬áGazzetta┬ádello┬áSport. ÔÇ£We need three points.

ÔÇ£Now IÔÇÖm thinking of a goal against┬áJuventus┬ábecause I live in the present and not the future. DonÔÇÖt ask me about the┬áMaracana, the World Cup, the Champions League.

ÔÇ£All I want to do right now is try to beat Juventus.ÔÇØ

The Old Lady, who are aiming for a third successive Scudetto, are currently in second place after winning six and drawing one of their seven League games so far this term.

ÔÇ£If you are able to limit the influence of Andrea┬áPirlo┬áthen you have a nice advantage,ÔÇØ added the former Parma and Manchester United man.

ÔÇ£Juve┬áare in pole position for the title, but the other teams are close.ÔÇØ

Rossi joined Fiorentina in January from Villarreal, 18 months after Juventuscontacted the Spanish club for his services.

ÔÇ£Talks with┬áJuventus┬áa few years ago were very active, but then Villarreal qualified for the Champions League and they didnÔÇÖt sell anyone.ÔÇØ