Sunday September 1 2013
Rossi blasts transfer gossip

Delio Rossi warned his players to ignore transfer gossip against Bologna. “Anyone paid by Sampdoria should think only of this club.”

The Blucerchiati visit the Stadio Dall’Ara this evening at 19.45 UK time, click here for the match preview.

“I am focused only on the game with Bologna,” said Coach Rossi in his Press conference.

“I would hate for someone to be distracted by what might happen after the match. I am concentrated only on what could happen before and during those 90 minutes.

“We need to make a step up here and be professional. Anyone paid by Sampdoria should think only of this club.

“I’ve already talked it over with the club. I have this group of players and have to do well with them, then if someone else arrives that’s even better. The more options I have, the more mistakes I get to make...

“In any case, it’s too early to judge this squad. We’ll have to wait three or four games before doing that.”

Sampdoria are in Bologna without the suspended Paolo Castellini after his red card against Juventus.

Sampdoria squad for Bologna: Da Costa, Tozzo; Berardi, Costa, Gastaldello, Mustafi, Palombo, Regini, Salamon; De Silvestri, Eramo, Gavazzi, Gentsoglou, Krsticic, Obiang, Renan, Rodriguez, Soriano, Wszolek; Eder, Gabbiadini, Pozzi, Sansone

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