Caprari: “Every player can do their bit – my confidence is growing”

Gianluca Caprari insisted that every single player in the Sampdoria squad plays a vital role in the group effort after he came off the bench to inspire a 3-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday.

“Every player can do their bit,” he said. “Substitutions are really important – they helped us change the game today, and not just me but Linetty and Kownacki too, even if he only came on later on. We’ve got the result against a team that can cause anyone problems. Personally I think I can do even better – I got the final ball wrong on a couple of counters, but that’s OK.”

Caprari also thanked Massimo Ferrero after the club president lauded the forward live on TV at full time.

“I’m really pleased that the president rates me,” he said. “It’s not easy to start on the bench, but when you feel appreciated your confidence grows and grows. We had to bounce back from Udinese and we’re delighted to have done so. My goal was my gift to the team.”