Giampaolo press conference: Sampdoria coach’s words in light of the Derby della Lanterna
Marco GiampaoloTechnical SampdoriaShows the match against Genoa.
Voltage Closed rooms – “First of all we have to be aware of what this match represents. Football players know this. It is very important for our goal and above all for the derby. A match equals 3/4 of the season. Football players know this. Management takes place on its own, but I do not say this for simplicity. I have quite a bit of experience with the derby in Genoa, I’ve always managed to manage it a certain way. I know what is at stake and I have to make sure the players focus on the kind of game we want to play.”
Ekdal – “Ekdal and the players have prepared to play this match”
Kabuto – “Kabuto is fine, he took a big hit, but he’s fine. We have kept him comfortable and he is fine.”
Not only derby – “This match deserves so much more. It’s not just the Genoa derby during the tournament. It is valid for 3/4 season for both teams. There are still 360 minutes in the first division: it’s hard for us, but much harder for those who are chasing. The stakes are very high.”.
nervous – “Anyone who plays in Serie A is a top-level player, you have to live up to that commitment. This match will measure us. They are important matches that define boundaries. You have to know how to stay in it and you are a pro so you are already ready for this type of match. There is no fear. Just awareness of being the protagonist and inviting him to be on it. The team trained well without tension and consciously. We trained to equip it in the best possible way, according to the characteristics of the opponents.”
lonliness – “I have yet to make final assessments of who is healthy and who is least. I still have some evaluations to make.”
Damsgaard – “Against Salernitana, it was an adrenaline-pumping change to ignite the match. He’s definitely better because he’s been training with us for two weeks. He will be able to get his share of the match, but he will not start from the beginning.”
Suprija – “I definitely see him better than he was 20 days ago. He trains steadily and with good determination. If we play with the attackers, he will have more space. If we play with only one, he will have less space. It depends on what you want to do.”
QUAGLIARELLA – “Fabio is an absolute value and not just for this match. So far, if we play with the attackers, we have him, Kabuto and Subriaga. If we play with only one, one of them will be three. Matches are played today in sixteen matches: no team makes only two or three changes. Every Sunday we end up with five changes, maybe just one less change. They can’t think that whoever takes over doesn’t give me the same value as whoever left. The old concept of the eleventh beginning should be discarded. I have 23 players, including 16 owners.
The blood after the match with Yoshida – “The post-match discussions are part of every team with blood in their veins. Obviously, the end of the game in Verona made us nervous and angry. But it’s okay. There it is true. Then things fall. I don’t like absolute silence..
conflict Stop – “I never thought it was over after the gun. The tournament is so balanced. There are games before they are played that can give an idea of a result and then another game. Nobody thought Inter would lose in Bologna. Nobody thought Salernitana had scored nine points. I don’t make the tables. The pen doesn’t rank. I know anything can happen on Sunday. I knew we had to fight until the end even after the match against Venice.”
win over Values Stop – “Winning tomorrow will bring us closer to the goal. The math explains the picture game after the match. We are focused and trained to win the derby.”
fans – «Our fans have always responded. Indoors and outdoors, at all the important pre-derby events. The stadium will be full tomorrow. We play at home and they do a lot more than their share“.
Genoa – “It never occurred to me that in the event of defeat they played a hidden role. I don’t even care that they won. Only our game is important. We have a five point lead. A difficult and bad match awaits us, it will not be between Manchester City and Real Madrid. It will be a tough and tough farming match. Genoa attacks you, not like Hellas. I expect a dirty game and we have to stay in the dirt and get good spaces.”
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