'I'm not like Heynckes!' - Delio Rossi plays down Juventus double

The 52-year-old laughed off any similarities between himself and the Bayern Munich boss after guiding his side to a second win of the season over the Bianconeri
Delio Rossi says comparisons between him and Jupp Heynckes are "blasphemous" after Sampdoria completed the double over Juventus with a 3-2 win on Saturday night.

Fabio Quagliarella opened the scoring for the visitors but a penalty from Eder followed by strikes from Lorenzo De Silvestri and Mauro Icardi gave the Blucerchiati a 3-1 lead, before Emanuele Giaccherini's injury-time consolation.

Despite the Genoese outfit succeeding in becoming only the second side this season (after Bayern Munich's Champions League exploits) to defeat the Old Lady both home and away, Rossi was keen not to get carried away.

"Beating Juve is always good business, but they had already won the championship," the 52-year-old Italian was quoted by La Repubblica.

"We just wanted to close the season well, to have a more dignified league position.

"We were saved [from relegation] in March and lately we have not kept the right tension. Am I like [Jupp] Heynckes? That's a blasphemous comparison!"

Sampdoria moved to 14th after the win with 42 points from their 38 games and Rossi, days after signing a new contract, was quick to look to the future now the season is complete.

"There will be work to do next year," the former Fiorentina coach added.

"I hope to finish higher. This is a project that I like, based on the long term."