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Ballardini is proud of Genoa’s performance against Juventus

Thu 14 January 2021 | 7:35

Although the Grifone came back from a 2-0 defeat to continue the match through the extra-time, they suffered a 3-2 defeat in the end as Hamza Rafia scored the Bianconeri’s winner in the 104th minute in Coppa Italia.

“Apart from the opening 20 minutes, when we were too timid, the team improved in its performance, its pressing, got a real foothold in the game, so we keep the performance, even if the result ultimately didn’t go our way,”

the coach told RAI Sport.

“We know that we have a group of very professional lads who work daily to improve. Tonight, was confirmation of their quality and mentality, so it sends a good signal.”

Kevin

Strootman

joined

Genoa

on loan from

Marseille

this transfer window, and the 57-year-old manager is eager to see him representing his side.

“He is highly-motivated and in good shape. We know Serie A is extraordinarily complicated and difficult, so we need all the help and experience we can get.”

Ballardini

seems to have revitalized the relegation endangered

Genoa

after taking over from

Rolando

Maran

on 21 December.

“When you are a coach, you bring your personality and ideas to the daily work in training. That is all you can do, realistically.

“I present myself, I have some clear ideas and they must help to get the best out of the players at my disposal.”


source: SportMob