The Italy international, having failed to net in his first four appearances for the south coast outfit, finally bagged a goal in the Saints' 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
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"I was waiting for this goal since I started to play and I'm doubly happy because of the goal, and also because we got the victory," he told Southampton's official website.
"I was happy with this and as I have said before, I will be doing everything to score to help us in our next matches.
"Not only for the goal, but since I arrived here, the fans have been fantastic with me.
"They show me every time their love for me and I wanted to start paying back with goals if possible, but if not, then with attitude on the pitch."