Sampdoria midfielder Gianni Munari has hailed his side after they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Roma at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.
The former Lecce man, who signed for the Blucerchiati in the summer from Fiorentina, has praised his teammates for fighting back with 10 men.
“In the second half it was a real test of character,” he told Primocanale Sport. “Roma had the chance to close out the game in the first half, but we entered the field after the break and played a great game.
“We are a team full of character. I'm looking forward to this year.”
The 29-year-old concluded by commenting on his first goal for the club, in which he pounced on a Maarten Stekelenburg howler. 
“The cross was too deep, but I thought the keeper might make the mistake, so just went for it. It was unlucky for him.”