Sampdoria sporting director Pasquale Sensibile has promised fans that the club will ensure Serie A survival this season.
“I’m hopeful,” he told Il Secolo XIX. “Last year I told you that we would immediately return to Serie A and we did.
“Now I will tell you that we will stay in the top flight. Come back to me in May and we’ll see who was right.
“I maintain my promises.”
Doria made a sensational start to the season by winning at Milan on the opening day of the campaign.
Ciro Ferrara’s side then won their next two games, but they have now lost their last six in the League. They play struggling Palermo at the weekend.
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