Maccarone buoyed by Siena
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Massimo Maccarone feels Siena have offered him the ideal surroundings.Massimo Maccarone feels Siena have offered him the ideal surroundings to revive his faltering his career.
The Italy international has joined Siena on loan for the rest of the season after spending the first half of the campaign at Parma.
Middlesbrough allowed Maccarone to return to his homeland in an attempt to restore the striker's confidence but he struggled for playing time at Parma.
He has now linked up with Siena and feels he will benefit from playing with Luigi Simoni's troops.
"Parma never put any faith in me and I felt a little lacking in respect," said Maccarone.
"So I decided to come here. I know this is a tranquil environment.
"I'm physically okay and I'm ready for the competition with my new team-mates to earn a regular place.
"Here, I have found the ideal situation to do good things."
Siena coach Simoni is confident that he can bring the best out of Maccarone who has yet to fulfil the potential he displayed at Empoli.
Simoni said: "Maccarone is a good player who had a thrilling beginning to his career and made the national team.
"He had a positive first year at Middlesbrough, then was injured this year and he has not played with continuity, but he can recover.
"It will take us a little time but Maccarone is a talented player and we are convinced that this is a good move."