Udinese qualified for the Champions League after another impressive year last time around.
“We hope to do well this year too, although we start from scratch,” the veteran striker told Sky Sport Italia.
“The Pozzo family has been in charge of Udinese for many years and always got results. It’s a shame for the players who are leaving, but Udinese know what to do and we’ve brought in some talented lads. They should be able to settle so we can have a good campaign.
“Juventus are the favourites for the Scudetto race, as they have an extra gear compared to Inter, Milan and I’d also add Napoli after a good transfer strategy.
“Don’t forget Juve have that something more with Asamoah and Isla now. I think it’s going to be an open season. I would include Roma, us and Lazio, who every year fight to the end with us. I hope as always it ends with us in front.”