The coach: “We show that we are worth a better ranking”. In front of Quaglia-Caputo, Augello and Damsgaard are back
Genoa – The challenge of Ferraris against Udinese arrives a few hours after the precautionary suspension of Carlo Osti. Brutal epilogue of a separation that also took D’Aversa, his staff and the team by surprise, and which in any case ends up connoting the competitive event. An angular and slippery case on which Bogliasco prefers to gloss over. Yesterday at the field, for the finishing touch, the president Ferrero was again presented, disputed when leaving the sports center in the car by a small group of the Fieri Fossato who had climbed up to Mugnaini to cheer the team and hang the banner “Come on guys”. Roberto D ‘Aversa first addresses a thought, «to little Matteo, who came to visit us ten days ago here at the Mugnaini. We heard that he went up to heaven. Together with the team, we cling to his family. And to President Zamparini, who lost his son Armando ».
Then he introduces the challenge against Udinese by reshaping the expectations bar: «I hear talk of a favorable calendar, which would be Udinese and Spezia at home and Cagliari away. I don’t see it that way. Udinese in the standings are ahead of us, with the same reasons. During the week we worked with our heads down, now we have to raise it up and prove that we are worth a different ranking position from the present. We must remember both the excellent performances and the compliments and the mistakes made. With Udinese I gladly change my compliments with points ».
One of the growing currents of thought after the first six days is the one that would like a more covered and counter-attacking Sampdoria: “We are angryi, me and the players, because in each defeat we had the opportunity to bring home a different result. And it didn’t depend on the attitude … more aggressive or more defensive. To achieve a result you don’t have to make certain mistakes, like those with Juventus, which can also compromise the mental aspect. AND the error does not depend on the tactical profile. Udinese is going through a delicate moment (three knockouts in a row) and we must be ready from the start, and I highlight right from the start, because if you go under it is not always easy to recover ».
In the start of matches, Sampdoria has always conceded goals or chances: «During the week we fought a lot on this aspect. We need to improve it. We will change something in the pre-match, already in the locker room and then also in the warm-up ».
With the aim of starting the game immediately.
There is a Quagliarella in search of the first goal of the season: «Fabio from the first day, also due to the injuries that hit the department (Gabbiadini and Verre should return after the break, ed), has never skipped a match. This may have affected its performance, but for me there are no problems. I don’t mean between me and him, because we immediately established a sharing relationship, but absolutely. It is clear that the attacker lives on goals and we must put him in the best conditions to score them. Maybe when you are looking for something at all costs, it is hard to come by. But he always scored goals ».
Today it will still be the couple’s turn Quagliarella-Caputo. In midfield there is usually a Silva-Ekdal run-off with the Portuguese favorite. Compared to the Juventus Stadium, Augello and Damsgaard are back. The excellent Candreva of this period is also a fixed point, «but let’s not praise him too much, otherwise we risk losing what he is doing. He must forget what he has done and concentrate on his work to improve himself even more ». D’Aversa has never lost against Udinese, three wins and two draws: «The past doesn’t matter. The favorite this time is Udinese, who are ahead of us in the standings. I repeat, we must do everything possible to show that we deserve and want a different ranking position ».
I am 3,600 tickets sold yesterday, it will be a deserted Ferraris: «I think the time has come for a 100% reopening. Finding our fans at the stadium would bring us advantages from many points of view, pressure on the opponents and the referee, help in difficult moments … ».
Speaking of referee, Orsato returns after the disputed direction with Inter. While Udinese has been complaining for days about some wrongs suffered: «During the week Orsato directed very well in the Champions League (Benfica-Barcelona, ed). The post-race controversy, and I speak in general, is an Italian malpractice. I think you shouldn’t let yourself be influenced by external factors, but focus on the game. Last year my Parma weren’t granted three sensational penalties against Udinese, but nobody complained there. The post-match opinion can also be there, but if it wants to become a “pressure” for the next match, I’m made in a different way ».-
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