Giampaolo: ‘Sampdoria have a Ronaldo too’

Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo denies they have nothing to lose at Juventus but notes “we have a Ronaldo too…”

The Blucerchiati face the unbeaten Old Lady in Turin tomorrow, with many pundits claiming this is essentially a free hit.

“No, that’s not true,” Giampaolo insisted in his pre-match Press conference.

“There’s always something to lose, even against such a strong opponent. They’re strong in Italy, strong in Europe, even strong on the stock market.

“We have a lot of situations to evaluate and some players out, but tomorrow we’ll put 11 players on the pitch to fight.

“It won’t be enough to play a great game out of possession, because they’ll take their chances. We have to be extraordinary on the ball, because if you have the ball it means they don’t…

“Juventus have dropped four points all season, so we need to play an extraordinary match in every regard.”

Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the other side, are there any special plans to deal with him?

“We have a Ronaldo too – Vieira!”

Isn’t Fabio Quagliarella the Ronaldo of Sampdoria?

“You could compare him to Ronaldo,” Giampaolo agreed.

“He has a very high shot percentage, he always scores… and then of course he’s already worn that [Juventus] shirt.

“I prefer to call him our Quagliarella though.”

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