Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo thought his side deserved to win the Derby della Lanterna on Monday.
Maxi Lopez’s goal was enough to give the Bluerchiati all three points this evening – something the midfielder insisted was the least they were worth.
“It’s been a hard-fought derby,” he told reporters. “But I think we deserved the points.
“We played well. Our goal is to stay up and this win helps us do that quicker.
“We made some mistakes, yes, but we fought hard and won.”
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