Friday April 18 2014
Miha: Samp must be ambitious

Sinisa Mihajlovic says his future at Sampdoria isn’t just down to him, as he talks of a need for the club to be ‘ambitious’.

The Serb has turned around the Blucerchiati’s fortunes this term since taking over in November, but has so far failed to commit to a new contract beyond this summer.

“It does not depend only on me, we will meet and talk about it,” Mihajlovic has clarified to reporters at Friday’s Press conference.

“I talk with the sporting director Osti regularly, it is normal for this, there is constructive dialogue.

“Sampdoria have to be ambitious, even just for their history. I believe that all those who work for Samp should aim to be ambitious.”

Miha was talking ahead of Samp’s trip out to Catania, one of his former sides who find themselves at serious risk of relegation.

“Certainly they are in a bad position, but with points at stake they still may be able to save themselves.

“We shall go to the Massimino to win and honour this season finale after the two recent defeats.

“Both my experiences in Catania and Genoa have been rewarding, and have been a similar path, because we were able to save ourselves.

“I took over at Catania in last place and at Samp in second to last and we survived easily - that’s what counts.

“I said after the Inter result [in Week 33] that the players who have appeared less will play more. I expect good things from them.

“Against Lazio [in Week 32] I did not see anything good, whilst against Inter it is hard to play with a man less for 70 minutes.”