The Blucerchiati were in dire straits going into the Derby della Lanterna, but a 3-1 victory over local rivals Genoa has seen them get back on track.
"I saw the Sampdoria that started the season," said the under-fire Coach.
"We pressured our opponents for the entire match and that allowed us to bring home a great result.
"These have been two very hard months, because I tried everything I could to bring belief back to these lads. It was impossible to think they had suddenly lost all their certainties."