Giampaolo era kicks off with medical tests and first training session

Sampdoria’s 2016/17 season has officially begun.

After undergoing the routine medical tests this morning, the Blucerchiati had their first training session of the Marco Giampaolo era on the upper pitch at the Centro Sportivo Gloriano Mugnaini in Bogliasco in the afternoon.

After giving his new squad an introductory speech in the video room, Giampaolo and his team put the players through a lengthy warm-up with and without the ball before focusing on some technical drills designed to reactivate the muscles.

There is a double session planned for Thursday.