Sampdoria have Inter in their sights as they look to continue their drive up the Serie A table on Sunday.
The Genoa-based outfit stunned Roma 2-0 in the capital on Monday in their first of four straight games against some of the biggest clubs in Italy, ensuring Sampdoria remained level with fifth-placed Fiorentina on 45 points.
Fiorentina hold Serie A’s final European qualifying berth on goal difference ahead of sixth-placed Sampdoria, while Inter (37) sit eighth before Sunday’s fixture.
With games against Fiorentina and 10th-placed Milan to follow, Mihajlovic’s men know this month could decide their season, as they aim to reel in Lazio (49), who lie third in Serie A’s final UEFA Champions League spot.
“It was the first of four difficult games and we won,” defender Lorenzo De Silvestri said after Sampdoria’s triumph over Roma.
“Now we continue like this; in the end we will know where we stand.
“We are aware of our abilities, we are now there and we do not hide.”