Ahead of this weekend’s Derby della Madonnina, Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella has spoken on Inter manager Antonio Conte and AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo, both of whom he has played under during his career, in an interview with DAZN.

“Conte improves you in every regard, in terms of character and mentality, the mentality that he only wants to win. He tells you immediately: ‘If I lose or draw, don’t talk to me.’ He’s a winner, he has his ways and he’s tough. I can assure you of that.

“We always said: Conte lacks a Playstation-type of joypad. He dictates all the steps and gets carried away by enthusiasm, but he’s a winner and I believe that this season, Inter will be up there and cause a stir.”

The 36-year-old, who was the top scorer in Serie A last season, had the following to say on Giampaolo: “Giampaolo, as a person, is much more introverted, more withdrawn: in three seasons here at Samp, we talked only 5-6 times and in fact it was me who went over to talk to him.”

He concluded by drawing comparisons between the two managers: “In terms of working, Conte and Giampaolo are similar in the sense that they leave nothing to chance. They control all the details and it’s those details that make the difference, they always repeat them to you.