Sampdoria defender: The derby could be a turning point for us
Gastaldello and his teammates will be facing a Grifoni side who are already under pressure after an opening day defeat to Inter and a 5-2 home drubbing at the hands of Fiorentina, making the match a delicate one for coach Fabio Liverani.
“It will be a very important and delicate match as is always in the derby,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“This week we will be prepared in the best way possible so that we are ready for the challenge.
When asked about the squad going into the season, the once capped Italy defender responded by saying the squad was “improving well” as shown in the 2-2 draw against Bologna in the previous league round.
Gastaldello joined Sampdoria from Siena in 2007 and has gone on to make 211 appearances for the Liguria side.