SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sinisa Mihajlovic is in no mood for romance as he reflects on Sampdoria’s drop in form and how they need to respond against Verona.
Sinisa Mihajlovic has considered how his role as a Coach is ‘crazy’ and how it differs in mindset and approach from being a player.
Sampdoria goalkeeper Angelo Da Costa says his team cannot afford to let their guard down following their 3-0 loss to Atalanta.
Stefano Colantuono saw a relaxed Atalanta, but Sinisa Mihajlovic was furious with Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was furious with Sampdoria after their 3-0 defeat to Atalanta. “I’m fed up, from now on only men play.”
Atalanta thrashed Sampdoria 3-0 with German Denis, Carlos Carmona and Giacomo Bonaventura goals.
Atalanta and Sampdoria go head-to-head for position in the 11.30 GMT kick-off.
Maxi Lopez admits it has been tough seeing his wife move in with ex-teammate Mauro Icardi, but “one day maybe we’ll laugh about it.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic quoted Dante to prepare Sampdoria for their game with Atalanta. “We were in Hell, but can go to Paradise.”
Antonio Cassano “would be the happiest man in the world” if he went to the World Cup, but scoffed at Milan’s problems.
Sampdoria defender Shkodran Mustafi says he would like to play in the Bundesliga in the future.
Sampdoria are set to appoint former Milan sporting director Ariedo Braida, as they also try to extend Sinisa Mihajlovic’s stay as Coach.
Mimmo Di Carlo criticised his Livorno side for putting in a second half display at Sampdoria that turned a 2-0 advantage into a 4-2 defeat.
It was a game of two halves as both Sinisa Mihajlovic and Mimmo Di Carlo raged against their teams.
Inter sank Torino and Parma pushed Verona aside for sixth, while Atalanta punished 10-man Lazio and Sampdoria won a six-goal thriller with Livorno.
Sinisa Mihajlovic told Sampdoria that today’s meeting with Livorno is “a Final to be won at all costs” to go beyond safety.
Livorno President Aldo Spinelli confessed he’s considering retirement, but wants to “leave the club in Serie A.”
Cesare Prandelli has called 31 players for a pre-World Cup training camp, almost all of them debutants, including Simone Scuffet.
Sampdoria President Edoardo Garrone believes Sinisa Mihajlovic has the same qualities as legendary Coach Vujadin Boskov.
A majority of high profile Coaches in Italy polled are in agreement over the introduction of video technology into the game.