Thursday October 1 2020
Ranieri: 'Prove this isn't Sampdoria'

Claudio Ranieri urges Sampdoria to ‘prove this team isn’t what we’ve seen so far this season’ ahead of their trip to Fiorentina.

The Blucerchiati have lost both their Serie A matches so far this season and are back on the pitch tomorrow evening.

“We need to start picking up points against a team that has strengthened a great deal in recent months,” said Ranieri on the club website.

“Above all, we must prove this team isn’t what we’ve seen so far this season. I know my squad and the quality that it has.

“Fiorentina are a tough opponent, they were winning until the final minute against Inter, and have immense attacking potential. This is a side that was built very well.”

The Viola coach is Beppe Iachini, a very familiar figure to Ranieri.

“He was my player in Florence and I have great memories of him. We won the Serie B title with Fiorentina in 1993-94, were promoted to Serie A, but then he wanted to leave.

“Iachini gave so much energy to the team.”

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