Friday September 14 2018
Giampaolo challenges Samp

Marco Giampaolo has challenged Sampdoria to come through their ‘tour de force’ unscathed. “If the big teams do it…”

Samp’s trip to Frosinone on Saturday is their first game of five over the next two weeks, and Giampaolo made it clear the Blucerchiati could ill-afford to trip up in that time.

“Frosinone are a team who know how to stay in the game thanks to their organisation, strength and team spirit,” the Coach said at a Press conference.

“We’ll have to be good at not giving them an open field to play on, but we’ve prepared for the match well.

“They’ll be playing their first game at the Stirpe, but we’re going there to win. How will we get to the end of this ‘tour de force’? I don’t know, but for now we have to start it.

“Recovering for five games in two weeks is difficult, but the big teams do it so if we want to become one of them, we have to do it.

“Not changing a winning team? It’s a cliché. It can be changed for many reasons. For example, Saponara’s absence will force us to review the role of trequartista.

“Praet hasn’t been called up. I plan to reinstate him at the beginning of next week.”

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