Samp boss Dejan Stankovic admits 1-0 loss to Roma “really stings”

GENOA, ITALY - OCTOBER 17: Dejan Stankovic head coach of Sampdoria reacts during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AS Roma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on October 17, 2022 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Simone Arveda/Getty Images)

Sampdoria boss Dejan Stanković confessed tonight’s 1-0 home loss to Roma “really stings.”

An early Lorenzo Pellegrini penalty goal was enough to secure the Giallorossi their third win in a row and keep Samp bottom of the Serie A table with three points.

“There’s nothing I can say to the guys. I feel bad for them and the supporters, who were fantastic tonight,” he told DAZN.

“This loss really stings. Roma being awarded a penalty after six minutes was perfect for them given their approach of remaining compact.”

He continued, “We tried as best we could but we need to stay calm. I don’t like losing, it burns, but we’re going to keep fighting.”

“Defensively I thought we did well. However, we were incredibly nervous in attack and got far too nervous when we got into the final third. We didn’t create many dangerous goalscoring actions.”

“Obviously things are bad right now for us due to where we are in the table. However, when you have supporters like this we won’t be afraid of any team.”

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