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Sampdoria coach D'Aversa calls for unity: I have total esteem for Ferrero

Sampdoria coach Roberto D'Aversa admits it's been a tough week for the club.

Massimo Ferrero has resigned as Sampdoria president after being arrested - which occurred when he was in talks with Red Star Belgrade coach Dejan Stankovic about replacing D'Aversa.

“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 second one I want to do for Sampdoria, intended as a club. In these days they are showing togetherness and I'm really proud to be Sampdoria's coach.

“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."

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