Sampdoria coach Roberto D'Aversa admits it's been a tough week for the club.
“I would like to make some reflections," D'Aversa said at a press conference. “At this moment, everything seems black, but there is the will on my part to see things in colour.
“The first reflection is to the President Massimo Ferrero, for whom I have professional and human esteem, and I hope that this situation will be resolved quickly.
“The third is for the team. We know the importance of the derby, a game that must not be player but won. We must go out on the pitch with the determination to be protagonists. We have a great opportunity to enter the history of the club by winning the derby.
“The last one is for the fans. There will be need for unity and colours. Not just on the streets but in the stadium too. We are in a storm, but everyone must take an oar. It's a difficult moment, we'll get out of it together and we have to start by winning the derby."