Serie A: Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is not getting carried away

Giuseppe Rossi: Has started the season in fine form

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Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is not getting carried away by his positive start to the campaign.

Rossi, who is Serie A's top scorer with 11 goals, scored a brace in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Sampdoria to help his side climb to fifth in the standings.

"I feel good," Rossi said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "I played for 90 minutes against Sampdoria and I feel better every game I play.

"I always try to give my best in every game.

"The club has always been close to me and I feel I have the confidence of the coach and the team.

"This is a further motivation for me to continue to give plenty of satisfaction."

Sunday's outcome followed their 2-0 win at AC Milan and a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Pandurii in the Europa League on Thursday.

"It has been an important week," Rossi said. "We have achieved good results.

"We have taken six victories and lost just once in our last seven games and we must remain with our feet firmly on the ground and continue to work hard."

The 26-year-old has been rewarded for his recent performances by being included in Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Germany and Nigeria.

"I am happy to have been called up to the national team," Rossi said. "I'm looking forward to play against Germany.

"It will be a good test for us. I hope I can be a crucial element for the team that will play at the World Cup."

Rossi recently returned to play for the Azzurri having not featured for the national team in the past two years after enduring a long spell on the sidelines due to successive anterior cruciate ligament injuries on his right knee.