The tie is the biggest for Samp in years.
"We expect a great deal from Cassano, because he is a class player who can change a game like this with his moments of magic,” said Di Carlo.
“He is also one of the few players here who have international experience.
“However, I do wish to point out that Samp are not just Cassano. If this team finished fourth in Serie A and can challenge for such a prestigious achievement, it is thanks to the group and that is what we are focusing on to win.”