Montella: ‘How did Samp lose?’

by | Feb 20, 2016 22:17

Vincenzo Montella felt Sampdoria “were superior to Inter for 95 minutes and it’s hard to understand” how they lost 3-1.

The Blucerchiati had 55 per cent possession at San Siro and more shots on goal by far, but only converted with Fabio Quagliarella in stoppages.

“This defeat hurts and the result does above all, because it’s hard to understand how it happened,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium.

Vincenzo Montella felt Sampdoria “were superior to Inter for 95 minutes and it’s hard to understand” how they lost 3-1.

The Blucerchiati had 55 per cent possession at San Siro and more shots on goal by far, but only converted with Fabio Quagliarella in stoppages.

“This defeat hurts and the result does above all, because it’s hard to understand how it happened,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium.

“The lads are aware they put in a good performance, but there were mistakes that we absolutely must improve. If we lose even when playing well, then it means we have to focus on concentration and being more optimistic in the opposition box, more pessimistic in our own area.

“At the moment we are doing it the other way round. We had 14 shots, many other half-chances we were unable to convert.

“We all have to give something more.”

Samp could now get sucked into the relegation battle after nine points in 14 rounds, worse than any other side in this period.

“Obviously a little fear is going to emerge in this situation, but aside from that I saw my team play superior to Inter for 95 minutes. It’s not possible to play like this and bring home zero points with just one goal at the end.

“I see the team has improved in its performance and I believe it needs to play in this style. The club agrees, as otherwise it wouldn’t have hired me.

“Perhaps we lack determination, but we need to find that from within ourselves.”

Samp also should’ve had a penalty for a Danilo D’Ambrosio handling offence in the first half.

“I am tired of commenting on refereeing errors and we’re not supposed to do it anymore, so I won’t. We mustn’t be victims, we have to fight back and get ourselves out of this situation.

“Luis Muriel is potentially a player of the top level. I’ve worked with him for a while now. At times he gets absent and at others his brain switches off. He gave away a ball today that he shouldn’t give away even in a game down the park, but I believe in him.”

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