Adriano sets sights on strong league season after first goal in two years

The former Inter striker struck in Atletico Paranaense's Copa Libertadores defeat to The Strongest and admits the feeling of finding the net again was "indescribable"
Atletico Paranaense striker Adriano is eager to enjoy a strong 2014 campaign after ending a two-year scoring drought on Tuesday.

The former Inter striker, whose last goal came for Corinthians in 2012, netted in his side's 2-1 Copa Libertadores defeat to The Strongest, having battled to regain fitness since joining the club in February.

After scoring in La Paz this week, the 32-year-old - capped 48 times by Brazil - says he is relieved to have got back on the football pitch after a rigorous training programme.

"Scoring the goal [after two years] was an indescribable feeling," he was quoted as saying by Gazeta do Povo.

"I began playing now because a schedule was agreed on with the coach and club president. I had to be in my physical prime again and lose weight. I followed everything that was done, so I'm glad I started.

"Obviously we leave frustrated because no-one likes to lose. Now we have to stay relaxed, stay humble and focus on the Brasileirao."

Atletico kick off their Brazilian league campaign against Gremio on April 20.