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Quagliarella says he wants to retire at Sampdoria

GENOA, ITALY - MARCH 30: Fabio Quagliarella captain of UC Sampdoria during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on March 30, 2019 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
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The team’s captain says he wants to end his career at the club “unless they kick me out” as his club defeated Genoa 2-0 today.

Thanks to goals by Gregoire Defrel and captain Fabio Quagliarella, Sampdoria defeated Genoa 2-0 in today’s Italian Lega Serie A club.

And after the match that sent Sampdoria to the 9th place of the table with 48 points, Quagliarella says he hopes he can retire at his current club.

“It was a wonderful day and I thank the crowd for allowing me to experience days like this,” Quagliarella was echoed by Football Italia.

“I scored a goal, provided an assist, there was a great save at the end from Ionut Radu. It was a marvelous feeling being there.”

He added: “We’ve got to continue like this, as every time we have to make the step up in quality and consistency, we tend to stumble. It’s important to create that momentum.”

“Unless they kick me out, I’m staying here. I saw the crowd preparing an ovation and waiting for the players to jump.”

“I looked behind me, but there was nobody there, so it must’ve been for me. I thank them, it was a wonderful gesture and I’ll keep these emotions in my heart always,” he added.

“There’s a long time to go this season and many talented strikers, so let’s just hold our horses.”

There are six matches left in the 2018-2019 season for the club. Sampdoria has won 14 matches out of 31 games played, with six draws and 12 defeats.