Zapata: “Sampdoria has changed my life”

Duvan Zapata revealed just how big an impact Sampdoria has had on him after he helped the Blucerchiati to secure a valuable three points against Atalanta on Sunday.

“I’m loving every single day here,” he said. “Sampdoria is very important to me – it really has changed my life. I’ve been able to get an international call-up after so many years, which is what I’ve always wanted. Now I need to work hard to show I deserve it. I want to dedicate my goal to my children, who were here today.”

Zapata agreed that it was Samp’s second-half performance that turned the game around.

“We found more space and dealt with their way of playing the one-on-ones better,” he said. “We played well tactically and our movement was good. This was the first time we’d tried playing as an attacking three but Caprari did a great job when he came on. He made the difference.”