Marco Giampaolo suffered his first defeat of the season, a 4-0 hammering by Udinese, but “hopefully the slap in the face will do us good.”
Udinese ended their crisis with a 4-0 result, including two penalties, and inflicted the first defeat of the season on 10-man Sampdoria.
Sampdoria try to maintain their unbeaten record with a trip to Udinese, as Duvan Zapata and Fabio Quagliarella face their old club.
Sampdoria’s Duvan Zapata has vowed not to celebrate if he scores against Udinese but is disappointed his former club did not do more to keep him.
Luca Banti has been appointed as the referee for this week’s Milan-Roma game, the AIA has announced.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero notes “Milan spent €200m, but didn’t have a shot on target against us”.
Vincenzo Montella warns Hakan Calhanoglu “can’t play every three days” and is anxious for Milan to get back on the pitch.
Gianluca Vialli believes Juventus deserve to win the Champions League - “if you keep knocking on the same door, eventually you’ll open it”.
Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena reveals he turned down both Sampdoria and Inter in the past.
Fiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli doesn’t “see how it’s possible to award one penalty and not the other two” after a contentious draw with Atalanta.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from seven Serie A games, including Sampdoria-Milan, Inter-Genoa, Verona-Lazio and Fiorentina-Atalanta.
Udinese’s Valon Behrami says it is down to the club’s senior players to improve squad morale as they prepare to face a training retreat.
Milan sporting director Marco Fassone was furious with his side’s defeat to a ‘weaker’ Sampdoria team, adding there are ‘no excuses.’
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo says his side’s performance in the 2-0 win over Milan was ‘probably the best’ of his tenure.
Vincenzo Montella says Milan lacked both determination and quality in their defeat to Sampdoria.
Duvan Zapata said Sampdoria “deserved this victory” after beating Milan 2-0 at Marassi and closing on them in the table.
Sampdoria had to wait until late for a 2-0 victory over Milan through Duvan Zapata and Ricky Alvarez, but dominated them at Marassi.
Sampdoria director Carlo Osti said the clash with Milan today can “tell us what we’re made of and we’ll use our own strengths.”
Milan team manager Christian Abbiati warns it is crucial in these early stages to “stay as close as possible” to the leading group.
Duvan Zapata warns Sampdoria must “change the pressing game a little bit” against Milan’s 3-5-1-1 system today.