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Sampdoria continues going downhill

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According to Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri, his team is going through an unfortunate time, because they allowed their rivals to gain confidence.

Sampdoria was defeated 2-1 by Bologna in today’s Italian Lega Serie A match.

And for Sampdoria’s manager Claudio Ranieri it was all his team’s fault.

“In football, you win and you lose. It’s part of the game. It’s unfortunate, though, when matches are like this,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.

“Bologna believed in themselves until the end, we tried to resolve the match with individuals rather than the group.”

Ranieri explained: “We allowed our opponents to own the pitch in the first half, messing up some passes and leaving space for their counter-attacks.”

“We allowed them to gain confidence, then we were able to react well to falling behind. A little bit more attention to Bani’s goal would have been enough.”

“Bertolacci? He hasn’t played in a year and a half. After the Roma match, I wasn’t sure if I should start him from the 1′,” he added.

“Then Ekdal had an injury, I couldn’t risk him. Quagliarella? He’s worked a lot, if he continues like this, goals will certainly arrive.”