Genoa – I begin my new adventure in the 19th century with a smile and a tear. The smile is obviously for the performance: an amazing Sampdoria with game changes, verticalizations, running wings, pressing and right presumption; the tear, on the other hand, is because the good game, alas, did not help a chip of nothing. But by now I believe it lies in Sampdoria’s DNA to play well and lose anyway, especially with the big teams.
Why is this? I do not know. However, in my opinion – trivially – it is all in the fact that the big ones, with their human material always much superior to ours, just put the fifth a couple of times and the omelette is done. Exactly as happened in the 9th minute, after all, when Milan pushes a little more on the wing and Augello, probably hypnotized by an appearance of Belen Rodriguez naked in the middle of the field, leaves the ball to Calabria who exchanges it with Diaz , who, after having soaped him (otherwise it would not be explained otherwise the way he escapes from Audero’s hands) shoots and scores. Then nothing more, but that was enough for them.
In any case – blunders and bad luck aside – if we are really these here on Monday, there is good hope, at least for a quiet and relaxed salvation. Because what I saw, I liked a lot. D’Aversa, meanwhile, does his own and does it well. He won’t be a god of tactics, but the good game was seen anyway. And then I really liked his secret trick: telling Damsgaard to play like a marble cat, because they don’t sell him, I found it a brilliant idea, as well as very successful. The Dane, moreover, immediately takes the coach’s suggestion to the letter and at the first opportunity he has to beat a free kick, he doesn’t make a Eurogol like in the national team, no, not at all … throws a ciofeca on the barrier and ciaone. Great!
Obviously, however (because there is always a but) everything I wrote about this beautiful Sampdoria has a granite point from which one cannot absolutely ignore: no one should be sold. Nobody! Not Thorsby, not Colley, not Ekdal, not the warehouseman, not even the driver. This is the only way to save us quietly as I said, otherwise there will be a lot of suffering, which I tell you to do.
And besides, we absolutely need a tip. Also in view of Gabbiadini’s forced stop (what a bad luck, poor Manolo, we are all with you) the first thing is to buy one there, because undoubtedly Quaglia still has a lot of determination, a lot of desire and a lot of quality, but it still has its years and if he gets hurt too, who do we play as a center forward? Ferrero? Well, to tell the truth, we actually might as well; after all, the salary as a top player seems to already take it …
(Matteo Monforte is a comic author and writer)
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