Sampdoria midfielder Vladimir Koman is bound for points against Metalist as he calls his side to arms for their Europa League battle.
The Hungarian believes a win will carve the Blucerchiati's place as front-runners for glory.
But he warned his side against Metalist as it is uncharted territory. Nevertheless, Koman was eager to map their way.
"I have seen little from Metalist, I don't know them much, but we are here to hold our own," he told the club's official website.
"We want to do well in the Europa League and in Serie A.
"If we play like we know then we can do very well. We want to win, or at least draw, this is our objective.
"The most important thing is that we stay compact and try to catch them on the break."
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