Sampdoria president Edoardo Garrone admits crisis talks with his players this week.

The club's owner has conceded that he had a frank exchange with the squad at training on Tuesday following defeat to Fiorentina.

"I went to tell the player what I thought about them," he told Secolo XIX. "But I think it's only right that they know what I said.

"I'm not angry now because we're two days after the match. But I am a realist."