Monday August 5 2019
Genoa: Saponara ignores Samp past

Genoa new boy Riccardo Saponara has played down his Sampdoria past. “I’m a professional and I want to do well.”

Saponara spent last season on loan at Samp but returns to the city of Genoa with the Rossoblu, despite the two clubs being fierce rivals.

“I like the city, it’s a pleasure for me to come back here,” the attacker told Tuttomercatoweb after he checked in for his medical.

“I chose Genoa because they were the best opportunity for me in a football sense, while technically speaking, the President really wanted me.

“At this point of my career, it’s a situation that suits me. I want to do well with this team.

“I expect to find a team who are taking shape with a Coach who knows how to make his teams play well.

“I’m sure I’ll be working with an already well-organised set of people who have great quality.”

What message does the 27-year-old have for any disgruntled Blucerchiato?

“We know how football works now. I understand the bitterness of the Samp fans, but I‘m a professional, I want to do well and give my best.

“I’ll try to make myself loved with my quality. I felt good with the Bianconeri, but this is a new chapter for me.”

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