Sampdoria goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi is demanding a big push against Roma, telling his teammates to put the recent poor form behind them.
The Blucerchiati have had consecutive 3-0 defeats against Genoa and Milan in Serie A. It prompted an angry reaction from fans this week as they heckled and jeered the team in training. Castellazzi claims ignoring outside influences will have the desired affect. He also hopes his players have found the strength to accumulate points against Roma as he sums up the mood at Bogliasco.
"We must not beat ourselves up about it," the keeper told Sampdoria.it.
"We have to isolate ourselves from the outside and redesign plans. We must not forget that we have 24 points in the league and we won those with merit.
"We can play good football. Before we used to praise ourselves, now we must not be demoralised even though things are not going right."
Castellazzi is sure the team can rediscover enthusiasm by slogging hard on the training pitch, and makes points against Roma a priority.
"By working hard I am convinced we will know how to get back up. And we have to start against the Giallorossi."
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com