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Saturday March 1 2014
Mihajlovic: 'Samp will attack Toro'

Sinisa Mihajlovic assured Sampdoria “won’t park the bus” against Torino despite a series of setbacks.

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“Losing against Roma and Milan can happen, but every game is different,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“Suffering two defeats can affect confidence, but the team worked well during the week. Now we have to focus on Torino, who we’ll have to face with the issues of suspensions.”

Angelo Palombo, Maxi Lopez and Andrea Costa are all banned, while Daniele Gastaldello is a major risk with an ankle injury.

“It’s going to be tough against Torino, but you can either go there to park the bus or play your own game knowing that you can cause them problems. They are a good team, but we can really hurt them.

“Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile both deserve to be in the Italy squad. Cerci has improved and gained confidence, as he became the player he is now after being jeered at Fiorentina.”

Samp fans are irritated at goalkeeper Junior Da Costa and have urged Mihajlovic to give Vincenzo Fiorillo a chance.

“He doesn’t need to be rested. There are some elements, like Nenad Krsticic, Manolo Gabbiadini, Palombo and Eder who are a little tired after using up so much energy.

“Tomorrow an important period begins for us, but in any situation we always play to take the initiative.”

Finally, Mihajlovic was asked about the recent controversy in Serie A over refereeing errors.

“I have faith in them and if they make a mistake it is in good faith. I think they’re doing better compared to a few years ago.”

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