Monday November 14 2011
Axed Atzori will support Samp

Gianluca Atzori has wished Sampdoria well for the future after he was sacked by the port outfit on Sunday afternoon.

The tactician, appointed by Samp in the summer following their relegation, was shown the door yesterday following a 1-0 loss at Marassi to Vicenza.

“I’ve only been in Genoa for five months, but Sampdoria is now something inside of me,” he told the Corriere Mercantile.

“I gave everything that I had, I put my heart and soul into it in an effort to find that consistency in results that we were missing.

“This is the job that we are in and we know of the risks that we take. Unfortunately when results don’t arrive then it is the Coach who pays the price for everyone.”

Doria started the campaign as one of the favourites for promotion, but they’ve had a mixed start to the campaign.

They are currently seventh in Serie B after five wins, seven draws and three losses – 12 points behind leaders Torino.

“Yesterday we wouldn’t have even scored a goal had we been able to pick the ball up with our hands,” he added.

“Sometimes the ball just won’t go in. It’s not a coincidence that the Vicenza goalkeeper was the Man of the Match.

“The important aspect now is that Sampdoria achieve their objective which is to get back into Serie A. The rest is secondary.”

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