Sampdoria head coach Walter Zenga says his past with Inter Milan will not affect his ability to lead the team in their Serie A clash at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.
Zenga confessed his love for Inter, having spent 16 years at the San Siro as a player after coming through the youth ranks at the Nerazzurri.
However, he promised Samp fans that sentimentality would not play a role when the two clubs meet up this weekend.
"It would be disrespectful for Inter and my fans if I said that this challenge is the same as any other," Zenga told a press conference.
"This is not a normal game, however, I am very attached to Sampdoria. For me it is a point of arrival.
"I know what it means to wear the Sampdoria shirt and to sweat for it. I know how much of an honour it is to wear it, so I will always give my all to Doria."
Zenga is excited about going up against Roberto Mancini, who was his team-mate at Sampdoria between 1994 and 1996.
"It's very nice to meet him back on the field," the Italian added. "We are very good friends, in fact I remember the first game that we played together, all the way back in 1984."