Giampaolo Pazzini expressed his relief at walking off with the match ball, after netting a hat-trick that helped AC Milan beat Bologna 3-1 at the Stadio Dall' Ara.
The former Inter striker crossed the Milan divide in a swap deal which saw Antonio Cassano move in the opposite direction and wasted no time in securing his new team their first three points of the season.
"It's [the treble] is a sign for me and for all those who believed in me," beamed the Pazzini at Sky Sport Italia. "I feel great joy, after the time I endured last season on the bench."
"The fact we won with great satisfaction just made things better. We wanted to start our season off with a win, but didn't manage it. Now, we've strengthened with many new players however.
"Our problems already feel in the past, and Milan now can target the Scudetto till the very end."