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With the injury of Nicola Pozzi, Frederico Piovaccari will have the opportunity and time to show off.
“Frederico is a player who I personally wanted and believe in. He can be decisive for the team but must prove it during the week. In the past weeks of training the others have done much better and therefor have been in the line-up. For that reason we have not seen much of him, but he clearly has the potential.”, said Atzori.
“Sampdoria is the team to beat.” Pasquale Luiso has no doubt, the drab draw that Sampdoria obtained from Grosseto does not undermine his centanties.
The Serie B has a protagonist, Doria: “The strength of the team will come out eventually”, Luiso continues, “a few will be able to keep up. I believe that Sampdoria will create a chasm between themselves and the ones that are chasing them. The league is a goal within reach of Garrone’s club.”
The “Toro di Sora” thinks the difference lies within the strikers at the disposal of Atzori: “When you find yourself with a group with people like Pozzi, Maccarone, Piovaccari and Bertani, everything will become easier. It amazes me that the former Cittadella striker has not yet managed to be an important figure.
“I like his type of player, a great striker. He may have had personal problems with the coach but those are situations I do not know and cannot comment on. I am just saying that Piovaccari did a great job by himself at Cittadella and his goals will certainly come at Sampdoria. Maccarano is recovering from a difficult season, when a player doesn’t feel the trust of the public, it get’s even more difficult.”
“Atzori is a young and modern trainer. I really like the guy, his aggressiveness and he carries out his own ideas, I see myself much in him.”
Gianluca Atzori now can afford not to set the top scorer in Serie B last year (23 goals) on the bench. The coach of Sampdoria has decided to promote, at least on the bench, the Uruguayan Fornaroli after his three-goal match against Cairese on Wednesday.
“I like to emphasize that I am delighted with the commitment of this guy. I think he’s an example for all.”, says Gianluca Atzori. For Piovaccari however it will mean he will see the match from the stands.
The starting XI will in principle be the same who won Monday night at Empoli. “During the week we focused heavily on the 4-4-2, but at the end of the training we worked on 3-5-2. At this time, however, the arrival of Foggia allows us to play good football with 4-4-2.”, says Atzori.
Bertani 4 goals, Pozzi 4 goals, Piovaccari and Palombo both 1 goal, that’s 11 goals for Sampdoria in the first four games in the Serie B, only Livorno kept the Blucerchiati from scoring. Everything on the offensive front works like a charm.
The couple Bertani-Pozzi has show the right stuff, with not only their offensive skills in the spotlight, they also have a decisive contribution in retreat, putting constant pressure on their opponents defense.
Hierarchically behind them, not less important, we have Piovaccari and Maccarone. Bic-Mac wants to re-launch his Samp period. After the boos against Padova, there came some applause for his afford in the Gubbio match. Frederico Piovaccari has only scored one goal so far (a header against Gubbio) and missed a penalty at Empoli. Both players have not yet had the opportunity to really show their quality, but in a championship as long as the Serie B, their contribution will be vital. Especially in the winter, when the pitch conditions are bad.
So the attack is fine, but how about the defense? Only conceded three goals, but some players are struggling. Against Empoli their weakness was shown and could only be stopped by goalkeeper Sergio Romero. There seems to be missing chemistry at the back, Gianluca Atzori already switched to a four men defense, maybe that will get them on the right track.
Pasquale Sensibile is working on three men for the attack.
The ds is not only close to the purchase of Frederico Piovaccari and Cristian Bertani, but he also is trying to bring in Daniele Cacia. Cacia, owned by Lecce, played for Piacenza last season and produced 18 goals but it wasn’t enough to save the emiliani.
The deal for Cittadella striker Piovaccari the deal seems to be pretty much done. There are some details left, in particular the cash that has to be paid to the owner. Piovaccari has already given his willingness to the transfer, even for him the white smoke is near.
Speaking during a interview with PrimoCanaleSport, Pasquale Sensibile spoke about the future team of Sampdoria.
“For Frederico Piovaccari we have a meeting this week with the general manager of Cittadella. We want to bring him here to make sure he is a certainty during this series for us.”
“Atzori told me that we will play with a three man defense and five on midfield, which will vary from game to game. So we need a playmaker who can operate behind the strikers. We are also working on a second striker who can play twenty yards before the penalty area.”
Tomorrow will open a very important week corcerning the transfer market for Sampdoria.
The club is working hard to weed and reinforce ‘la rosa’ that will be available to manager Gianluca Atzori on July 16, where the club will begin their preseason in Moena. One of the main objects is to buy a striker and it seems the arrival of Frederick Piovaccari (27), scored 23 goals last season in Serie B, is getting closer. Cittadella claimed the full ownership of Piovaccari two days ago (co-owned with Ravenna).
According to the latest rumors Piovaccari should move to Sampdoria for 2,5 million euros plus the entire card of former striker Stefano Scappini (23), who player for Alessandria last season, scoring 13 goals.
Sampdoria are preparing for the next season eventhough, after the betting scandal, they are waiting to know exactly what punishment will follow and what teams will actually be relegated to Serie B.
As reported by the newspaper Il Mattino di Padova, Sampdoria would we on the trail of Novara attacker Frederico Piovaccari, who just promoted to Serie A.