Alberto Cavasin is well aware that Sampdoria face a potentially decisive relegation dogfight against Chievo today.
The Blucerchiati finished fourth last season, but now find themselves sliding towards the drop zone.
“These last two weeks without games have allowed us to become closer as a team unit,” said the Coach who has struggled since replacing Mimmo Di Carlo.
Samp have now suffered four consecutive Serie A defeats and last week's 1-0 home loss to Parma was a bitter blow.
“We have an objective, which is safety, and are ready to fight in order to achieve that. We are relaxed.
“In fact, I wouldn't gladly take a draw in Verona, as I want the win. With eight games left to the end of the campaign, every point becomes important.”
Fernando Tissone is suspended and Franco Semioli injured, but Nicola Pozzi and captain Angelo Palombo are back in the side following their lay-offs.
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