Sampdoria coach happy with his team despite loss to Juventus
The Blucerchiati were outplayed for large parts of the game but Rossi saw plenty of positives in the performance.
“We had prepared the game well and allowed very little to what was objectively a stronger team,” the former Lazio coach said.
“They played a great move and with that goal won the game, but I saw the right spirit from my men. Unfortunately we paid the price for those incidents that went against us.
“We made a mistake on their goal, as the players down the left did not close the space, but it was a collective error rather than an individual one.”
The Italian was also asked about his striking options as his side seemed devoid of options in the final third.
“We signed some young players who will do well for our objectives,” he continued. “We cannot afford a player like Carlos Tevez.”