SAMPDORIA NEWS

Sampdoria forward Maxi Lopez has praised Vincenzo Montella, claiming he has a long future ahead of him.
Enzo Maresca is happy to be back in the world of Italian football after signing for Sampdoria in the summer.
Vincenzo Montella “accepts the verdict” of Fiorentina’s eventful draw with Sampdoria and insists he’s content to be in fourth place.
Ciro Ferrara was happy with a point, but reveals he had told Sampdoria to watch out for their marking on Fiorentina set plays.
Stefan Savic broke his Serie A duck with a sensational brace of headers, but Sampdoria grabbed an impressive 2-2 draw away to Fiorentina.
Fiorentina are forced to field an all-new front line, as they must beat Sampdoria to recapture third place.
Sampdoria will be without goalkeeper Sergio Romero for tomorrow’s trip to Fiorentina due to personal reasons.
Luca Toni and Alberto Aquilani are in the squad for Sunday night’s match with Sampdoria, though both will need last-minute fitness tests.
Ciro Ferrara is confident “Sampdoria have what it takes to hurt Fiorentina” on Sunday evening.
Vincenzo Montella is focused on Fiorentina’s climb up the standings, but admits taking on Sampdoria “is always special” for him.
Sampdoria captain Daniele Gastaldello believes his side will come up against one of the best in Italy when they face Fiorentina this weekend.
Sampdoria youngster Roberto Soriano is on the transfer radar of Italian champions Juventus.
Maxi Lopez is hoping to be back in action and scoring goals for Sampdoria by the end of January.
Ciro Ferrara admits he is torn between his former clubs, so hopes “Napoli win the Scudetto and Juventus get the Champions League.”
Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli has blasted former club Inter for their “absurd” behaviour. “I felt like I was on Candid Camera.”
Ciro Ferrara believes Sampdoria's win was worth more than three points, but Stefano Pioli regrets the early red card.
Roma climb up the standings with a hard-fought win on Pescara boss Cristiano Bergodi’s debut, while Fiorentina fought back for a four-goal thriller in Torino.
Stefano Pioli expects a tense encounter today, as “Bologna and Sampdoria are going through a similar period of form.”
Ciro Ferrara urges Sampdoria “don’t take off that helmet” they needed to battle their way to victory over Genoa, as they prepare to challenge Bologna.
Sampdoria are on the verge of clearing a proposal to build a new stadium in Genoa, according to the club's President.