Rossi happy with debut display

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Giuseppe Rossi was thrilled to grab the winning goal for Parma against Torino in his first match since moving to Italy on loan.

Rossi's 74th minute strike guided Parma to their first victory in 11 Serie A games and he was pleased to make a contribution.

"It was a good match, we showed our character," said the striker, who arrived in Parma last week from Manchester United.

"We all played a good match, me and my team-mates. These three points are very important for our standing

"I am happy to play for Parma. I'm young and I want to play, that is why I decided to come here on loan.

"I want to play as much as possible."

Parma coach Stefano Pioli heaped praise on Rossi for his debut performance, and predicted a bright future for the young Italian.

"Rossi has done really well. He has played with great intensity and quality," said Pioli.

"We knew that he would help us and I hope he can continue to play like this. I told him to play with the same intensity that he played with in the Premiership.

"He is a kid who has the right mentality, who wants to have a good career working hard and I know he can give us a lot."