Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has conceded that Sampdoria were the better team on Monday evening.
Maxi Lopez scored a 24th minute goal to give the Bluerchiati all three points in the Derby dell Lanterna tonight.
And the Grifone chief admitted his men were outplayed.
“Sampdoria had more desire,” he told Sport Mediaset. “They played better than we did and fought harder.”
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