Sampdoria President Edoardo Garrone has admitted that he confronted the players after their 3-0 loss to Fiorentina last weekend.
The Bluerchiati slipped to 15th place after losing convincingly to the Tuscan side.
And the club's owner has conceded that he had a frank exchange with the squad at training on Tuesday.
“I went to tell the player what I thought about them,” he told Secolo XIX. “But I think it's only right that they know what I said.
“I'm not angry now because we're two days after the match. But I am a realist.”