Sampdoria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone has praised the side following their 3-1 derby win over Genoa on Sunday.
Goals from Andrea Poli and Emmanuel Icardi, as well as an own goal from Cesare Bovo were enough to give the Bluerchiati local bragging rights.
And the board member has hailed the win as one of the best ever in the Derby della Lanterna.
“The team played with heart and determination,” he told Primo Canale Sport. “And they never gave up in difficult moments.
“I knew we could turn the corner [after nine games without a win] and for it to come in the derby – it was one of the best games ever.”
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