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Wednesday December 19 2018
Report: Schick accepts Samp return

Roma flop Patrik Schick has reportedly relented and given the all-clear for a loan to his old club Sampdoria.

The 22-year-old was signed in the summer of 2018 for a total of €14m plus up to another €8m in various bonuses.

However, he has failed to live up to expectations, managing only four goals in 41 competitive games.

It was hoped during Edin Dzeko’s injury that he would step up and find some form in his favoured role, but the results continued to be dire.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
Coppa: Samp comeback sinks SPAL

Sampdoria fought back from a goal down to beat SPAL 2-1 and set up a Coppa Italia encounter with Milan in the Round of 16.

The Blucerchiati already beat SPAL by the same result in their Serie A meeting earlier this season.

Sergio Floccari gave the Spallini a surprise lead at Marassi after 35 minutes, controlling a Lorenzo Dickmann cross from close range.

Alberto Paloschi almost made it 2-0 moments later, denied by Rafael, and Gregoire Defrel equalised in first half stoppages on Jakub Jankto’s assist.

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Sunday November 25 2018
Defrel: 'Derby goals worth double'

Gregoire Defrel claims “scoring in a Derby is twice as good as any other goal” as Sampdoria take on rivals Genoa tonight.

It kicks off at 19.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“You can already sense the atmosphere, it’s wonderful,” smiled the Samp striker on Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday November 23 2018
Defrel unsure of Samp fate

Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel admits he does not know if he will be playing for the club next season.

Defrel has regained his form at Samp, scoring six goals in his first 12 appearances, but the Blucerchiati must pay €18.5m to keep the Roma loanee permanently.

“I still don’t know if I’ll be wearing the Sampdoria shirt next season,” he told Il Secolo XIX.

“I’m only thinking about playing and, if possible, scoring. We’ll talk about the future when the time is right.”

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Friday November 9 2018
Agent: Defrel 'unlucky' at Roma

Gregoire Defrel’s agent insists the Sampdoria forward was ‘unlucky’ at Roma but is now at ‘the right club’.

Injuries and a lack of form saw Defrel fail to deliver on Roma’s €20m investment last season, but the former Sassuolo striker has begun his subsequent spell at Samp with five goals in his opening 12 appearances.

“He had several problems at Roma, including the misfortune to get injured several times,” Giampiero Pocetta told RMC Sport.

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Thursday November 8 2018
Defrel: ‘Show Roma what I can do’

Sampdoria forward Gregoire Defrel admits it’s “strange” to be playing against parent club Roma, but aims “to show what I can do”.

The Frenchman joined the Giallorossi in 2017, but he managed just one goal in 20 appearances last season.

That saw him loaned to Samp with an option to buy, and he’ll come up against his parent club this weekend.

“It’s strange for me,” Defrel admitted, speaking to Sky.

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Monday October 1 2018
Defrel: ‘I was injured’

Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel reveals “I was feeling an ankle injury” before his winning goal against Spal.

The Frenchman turned home Fabio Quagliarella’s assist to give the hosts the three points, but was substituted just six minutes later. Click here for a match report.

“I was feeling an ankle injury which has given me problems in the past,” Defrel confessed in his post-match interview with Sky.

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Monday October 1 2018
Quagliarella inspires Sampdoria

Two assists from Fabio Quagliarella handed Sampdoria a 2-1 win over Spal, despite Emil Audero’s mistake.

The young goalkeeper spilled one to the feet of Alberto Paloschi, but his veteran teammate cleverly set up Karol Linetty and Gregoire Defrel to hand Marco Giampaolo's side the three points.

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Saturday September 15 2018
Giampaolo: 'Not easy at all'

Marco Giampaolo insists Sampdoria “didn’t have an easy game at all” against Frosinone, despite the 5-0 final result.

The Blucerchiati are on a roll, as after thumping Napoli 3-0, they tore Frosinone apart 5-0 at the Stadio Benito Stirpe.

“There’s no time to enjoy it, because we immediately have another game coming up against Fiorentina,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday September 15 2018
Defrel: 'I lacked confidence'

Gregoire Defrel said he had been “just lacking confidence” at Roma, as he spearheaded Sampdoria’s 5-0 demolition of Frosinone.

The Blucerchiati followed up the 3-0 win over Napoli by thrashing Frosinone 5-0 for their biggest ever Serie A away victory.

“There are no easy games in Serie A,” insisted Defrel on DAZN.

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