Sinisa Mihajlovic has enthused at the value of Sampdoria’s derby win over Genoa for where it has placed them in the table.
Samp are 13th in the table after Week 22’s 1-0 win in the Derby della Lanterna, eight points above the relegation zone.
“After the disappointment of the previous game, it was important to win,” mused Mihajlovic post-match.
“Beyond the fact that this was a derby, but because we are now eight points above the relegation zone.
“But now we are thinking towards a delicate game against Cagliari.
“Maxi Lopez? I know him, here he will return to his best - he attacked, defended, helped his teammates, and scored. Bravo. This is what he does, he helps the team.
“As long as we maintain the balance then the team can continue to play this system - it is good that Gabbiadini and Eder track back to sacrifice themselves for the team.
“The results can be seen. If we continue this way then we can go far.”