SAMPDORIA NEWS

Zdenek Zeman insists he was happy with Roma’s performance in the draw with 10-man Sampdoria and defended Maarten Stekelenburg.
Inter suffered and lost Wesley Sneijder for their Verona victory, while Roma couldn’t beat 10-man Sampdoria.
Roma welcome back Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi as they face Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.
Roma have Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi and Michael Bradley back in the squad to face Sampdoria, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is still sidelined.
Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri and Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez have both failed in their appeals to have bans reversed.
Roma Coach Zdenek Zeman has hit back at Ciro Ferrara and Massimo Cellino in a typically forthright press conference.
Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara has spoken of his distaste for Zdenek Zeman ahead of Wednesday’s game against Roma.
Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez has apologised for picking up a suspension prohibiting him from featuring in the next two games.
Ciro Ferrara feels Sampdoria deserved more than a point, but Giampiero Ventura insists Torino's result was no fluke.
Sampdoria dominated the first half, but had to scrape a 1-1 draw with Torino thanks to a penalty apiece.
Giampiero Ventura expects an entertaining lunchtime game as Torino visit “enthusiastic” Sampdoria.
Ciro Ferrara faces a tough decision on Eder as Sampdoria welcome Torino on Sunday defending a 100 per cent record. “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”
Sampdoria will look to stay in shape during the next international break by lining up a friendly with Monaco.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang has attracted interest from Manchester City, who could make an offer in January.
Sampdoria are delighted with the form being shown by summer recruit Maxi Lopez. “He’s surprised me,” said Edoardo Garrone.
Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli is out of action for a month after picking up a thigh strain against Pescara.
Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez is delighted with the start the club have made to the season, and with his own prolific form.
Marcello Lippi believes Napoli are best placed to be the 'anti-Juve' but doesn't want to talk about his old nemesis Zdenek Zeman.
Sampdoria have opened the doors for an Antonio Cassano return – but only once the Inter man can afford to take a pay cut.
Giovanni Stroppa was proud of Pescara's performance and Ciro Ferrara keeps Samp's feet on the ground.