Sampdoria coach Gigi del Neri admits qualifying for Champions League is a genuine target this season.
Samp were held 1-1 by Cagliari, but Del Neri believes the race for the top four will go to the final weeks of the campaign.
“If the Champions League spot does arrive, it will be at the end of the season and certainly not this weekend,” said Del Neri.
“It was disappointing to lose at Bari midweek, but we will continue to fight all the way for a top four finish without setting limits on ourselves.
“We've got to stay on the bumper right up until the last three or four games. Then we'll see the final sprint with the teams built to win trophies, which I must say Sampdoria are not.
“We have rather crashed the party, but every point we have earned this season with sweat and hard work. We deserve to be in that position.”