APPIANO GENTILE – "There have been lots of games in which Sampdoria have played well but come away empty-handed. We shouldn’t be fooled by the league position they’re in at the moment. They’ll want to get things back on track and take points away from San Siro. Their team is well equipped to cause us difficulties but we’re trying to prepare for this encounter as best as we possibly can." Andrea Stramaccioni assessed the opponents Inter face tomorrow in the midweek Serie A clash at the Stadio Meazza, which kicks off at 20:45.
The coach was also keen to stress that all thoughts are on Wednesday’s game, and not Juventus v Inter: "You ask me if I’m able not to think about Juventus? Yes, personally I am able to do that. I take games one at a time and try to give everything without making any mistakes. We really are taking each game as it comes because matching our rivals’ results in each game is crucial. At the moment I have to beat Samp and I think it’s going to be extremely tough. We must make sure Inter go out there hungry to win and with an attacking mindset."