Belec: “I jumped at the chance to join Samp”

After joining Sampdoria from Benevento following a quickly arranged transfer on deadline day, Vid Belec was keen to express his gratitude to the club and president Massimo Ferrero for the opportunity given him.

“I’m really happy and I can’t wait to get down to work with [goalkeeping coach Luigi] Turci and my team-mates,” the Slovene goalkeeper, 27, told Samp TV in an exclusive interview.

“Samp were really famous in Slovenia when they won the Scudetto in ’91. Srecko Katenec, who was our national-team coach until a few months ago, played in that side. After him and [Luka] Kranjc, now I’m the third Slovene to don these colours.

“I can promise the fans that I’ll give my all for this club day in day out.”

Watch the full interview with Vid in the video below.