Tactics and strength in double session; friendly against Ligorna on Thursday

Sampdoria had a double session of training today at the Centro Sportivo Mugnaini.

Marco Giampaolo split the squad into two groups – midfielders and forwards first; defenders second – before the start of the first workout, which was based around strength work in the gym followed by technical and tactical drills.

Youth-team players Yassin Ejjaki, Simone Giordano, Titas Krapikas, Joao Gomes Ricciulli and Ognjen Stijepovic all joined in for the morning’s training. The latter was also invited for the afternoon session, where the players focused on more specific exercises and practice games in preparation for the Fiorentina match.

Samp have a friendly planned tomorrow afternoon against Serie D team Ligorna, which will be held behind closed doors at the training ground.