Amato Ciciretti scored the first ever Benevento goal in Serie A, but “we wanted to bring home at least a point” against Sampdoria.
Le Streghe are in their maiden top-flight campaign and took a surprise lead at Marassi with his curler into the far bottom corner.
However, a Fabio Quagliarella brace turned it around for Samp to win 2-1.
“I think we took the right approach and put in a good performance tonight. It’s just a pity the incidents didn’t go our way, as wanted to bring home at least a point,” Ciciretti told TMW Radio.
The 23-year-old came up through the Roma youth academy and joined Benevento outright in 2015.
“We’ve got to continue along this path, as I believe we are on the right track. It was nice to make my Serie A debut, but I try not to think about these things until later.”