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Tuesday March 25 2014
Di Francesco: 'Sassuolo must win'

Sassuolo Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is “aware we have got to win” against Sampdoria tomorrow night.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“If I think back to Sunday’s game with Udinese, of course it disappoints me to have emerged without any points, especially after a performance like that,” said the tactician in his Press conference.

“Against Samp it is a fundamental game and we’re aware we have got to win. We know we need to pick up points, so I asked the team to have a very positive and motivated attitude.”

Sassuolo earned a shock 4-3 victory away to Sampdoria earlier this season, but they are now in the drop zone whereas the Blucerchiati are comfortably mid-table.

“I want to compliment Sinisa for the European-style mentality he has brought to the squad,” continued Di Francesco.

“We know that Samp will come here with the sole intention of winning, but these three points are very important for us and in football nothing can be taken for granted.”

Domenico Berardi returns from his three-match ban for striking an opponent, so Sassuolo have their top scorer back.

“Berardi is fundamental, but in my view every forward is very important here at Sassuolo.”

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