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Sampdoria is creating new sensation in Serie A

Serie A has got lots of publicity after arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. The world media has turned their focus to Serie A and Italian clubs are really responding well to it. Ronaldo has yet to open his account at Juventus and other Serie A top teams haven’t been able to find out their best playing XI, but teams like Sassuolo and Sampdoria are really responding well. Especially, Sampdoria is creating new sensation in Serie A.

Marco Giampola side lost their opening game against Udinese but they have really turned the table registering 3-0 victory over Napoli and 5-0 against Frosinone. Both were not easy game.

Napoli is a quality side managed by veteran Carlo Ancelotti and Frosinone have shown no sign of a promoted side playing a 0-0 draw against Bologna and only allowing Lazio to win 1-0 in their past two games.

Giampola himself admitted that. He said as Football Italia reports, “Despite the result, it wasn’t an easy game at all. The first half was very difficult, but the team held out under pressure, grew and legitimized the victory with that second half performance. We did well to score goals with a lot of altruism, setting up players in better positions.”

He has really done a great job. The players are showing their attacking mindset and scoring lot of goals. The veteran 35-year-old Fabio Quagliarella has got good support in AS Roma loanee Gregoire Defrel. Dawid Kownacki and Gianluca Capari have supported them as well. Edgar Barreto, Albin Ekdal, Karol Linetty are making good use of their experiences in the midfield.

Sampdoria looks like an established side and ready to take on Serie A giants. They will be playing next against Fiorentina and Inter Milan. If they get good results there, the sensation created by Sampdoria will only increase.

Giampola is certainly not ready to be over joyous with two good results. He adds, “There is no time to enjoy it, because we immediately have another game coming up against Fiorentina. This is my third year working with this squad and there is a core of players who don’t change from season to season. They allow us to retain some consistency and help the new arrivals to settle in. They are the ones who allow us to speed up the process, because I already know them and they know my working methods.”

Blucerchiati coach was also very happy with Gregoire Defrel and Edgar Barreto performances. He said, “When you have fast and agile strikers, you can attack the space, whereas others prefer the ball to feet. I really like quick players. Then we have Edgar Barreto, who in midfield represents the thoughts of the coach and I really pushed for his contract extension.”

Well, it’s a good sign that coach has confidence in his players and players have gained enough experience working on the same model. Serie A has really become interesting after the competition posed by Sampdoria and other mid-table teams. Sampdoria have certainly created new sensation in Serie A.


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