Ferrero: Lighthouse derby and doubloons

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero was delighted to see his team record a 3-2 victory against derby rivals Genoa on Tuesday.

Roberto Soriano struck a brace either side of another goal from Eder, with Antonio Cassano bagging two assists, before Leonardo Pavoletti's brace almost salvaged a point for the hosts at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.

"The derby is a very special game and I suffered a lot in the stands," Ferrero told Mediaset Premium. "From 3-0 to 3-2, we were trembling. We couldn't lose, but I never thought of emerging defeated. I think positive."

The Samp supremo then went on to state his criteria for the sale of Soriano or Eder, while also singing the praises of Cassano and head coach Vincenzo Montella, known during his playing days as 'the Little Airplane'.

"Cassano can play standing still, he's magnificent. Eder is mine and I'm keeping hold of him. Soriano will be with us because he can give a big hand to the team," Ferrero declared.

"The future? I say I won't sell anyone, but if someone brings doubloons and the lad wants to leave, we'll see.

"Montella is Montella, sweet as chocolate. First he was the Little Aeroplane, now he's a Boeing. We will go far.

"I courted Montella for quite a while and have been pestering him. He's like a beautiful woman, if you persist then sooner or later she'll smile at you."