Sampdoria coach Gigi del Neri feels confident in his selection policy.

Del Neri is happy to stand by his youngsters, despite Antonio Cassano's availability.

He said: "In Italy we have players with important technical qualities. I am convinced that you can do well with youngsters, making them grow. Moreover, we don't miss important players like Pazzini and Cassano, who can help with the realisation of this plan.

"As for Cassano, he is now injured. At a certain point we had to make a purely technical decision. No one can have a guaranteed place in the first team. When he is fit again he will be back in the squad. Right now we need a player with more physical strength."