Sampdoria, Pirlo: “We know who we are. We are ready to fight against Como”


Championship eve for Sampdoria. After the point obtained between Sudtirol and Spezia, the Blucerchiati will take the field against Como. In view of the “Ferraris” match the coach Andrea Pirlo he commented in the press room:

Como is coming, what match will it be?
“It’s a good match to play. We’re facing a team that’s doing well and has the goal of going to Serie A directly but we have the goal of going to the playoffs. The stakes are important. Como is making a important journey, they have changed the coach and the way of playing with many quality players but we must not be afraid because we are Sampdoria, we play at home and we have a great crowd on our side.”

A race that will characterize the season finale?
“It’s not inside or outside but the result will weigh. There are four games, it’s not decisive but important for both because at the moment the points weigh a lot.”

TMW – How is the team after the intestinal virus he had last week?
“We have recovered from this intestinal virus and we have recovered Benedetti, who is also available. We lost Barreca but we had a week of work where we pushed and must raise the level. We are ready to fight against Como, sacrifices will be needed”.

TMW – Feelings about Barreca’s situation?
“We have no news yet, today we will know more.”

How are Pedrola and Esposito?
“They’re fine, they had the opportunity to work more than the others. Coming from five months of inactivity, for Pedrola, it takes time to start him off and push for 90 minutes. Now he’s calm. Esposito has trained well.”

Who is Sampdoria? Those of the last two races or those of the string of four victories in a row?
“We are a team that has been fluctuating but with a very specific spirit. We haven’t played very well in these two matches. Now we have to recover from two matches that were not up to par. We know who we are and the qualities we have. Tomorrow we will want to win the match”.

Does this Sampdoria deserve to go to the playoffs?
“We have to deserve it. If we go there it’s because we deserved it, otherwise it will be our fault. We have this desire, we have always remained focused on this.”

There are several criticisms against you on social media.
“It’s normal if you win you’re good, if you lose you’re not. There are 60 million coaches, not everyone can do it. When you’re at the stadium or in front of the TV it’s easy to talk then you have to be here every day and work. criticism has never influenced me also because I continue to work with my head”.

Como scored a lot from set pieces.
“They scored several goals from set pieces, we’ll try them again today. They defend in a way more similar to ours. We studied them during the week.”

TMW – A point in Spezia after a match not played well, how much can it help for confidence?
“When you bring home a positive result from a difficult pitch it’s always important. We played a game of sacrifice, we took risks a few times but when you bring home a point that perhaps wasn’t deserved it gives you a bit of confidence. We analyzed the match , but now we move forward because the past doesn’t count.”

Piccini can play in defense.
“Piccini trained without problems, I have the choice.”

Didn’t Facundo play by technical choice like Verre?
“All technical choices, I don’t look at other things. I do my job based on what I can do in the matches. In these matches I preferred to let Murru play.”

Eight home defeats.
“Even we can’t understand this. If we lost so many games there were reasons that didn’t lead us to victory. It’s no longer a mental issue, now we’re calm and we have an extra push when we play at home. We hope to get three points again at Marassi

Como had changed coach after a victory.
“In the end they were right. They are second in the standings, they saw something was wrong and in the end they were right.”

You will find Fabregas again.
“We have met more than once and we will meet again tomorrow.”

Are you already working towards the playoffs?
“We are working to finish these four matches in the best possible way. The work was planned to reach an extra gear in this period. Now this is the time to push.”