Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara admitted his side's poor finishing was to blame as they went down 2-0 to Udinese.
Goals from Danilo and Antonio Di Natale were enough for the Zebrette to claim the three points, but the Bluerchiati Coach has claimed that his men were second best.
“We could have been there all day and we still wouldn't have scored,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“During the first half we had our hand in the game, but two naïve mistakes changed the match.
“I thought changing from a back-three to a back-four would help us condense the space in the penalty area, but we were not accurate enough.
“Despite that though, we still created opportunities – however, we were often inaccurate and sometimes a bit coy.”
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