Ballardini on Sampdoria draw and Genoa deserving “something more"

Thu 04 March 2021 | 11:02

The Genoa boss insists that his men outperformed their opponents in the Derby della Lanterna and they deserved a better result than a draw.

Davide Ballardini believes


did a great job in their clash with


claiming that his men

“deserved something more”

than a 1-1 draw with their opponents.

The first goal of the match was scored by

Davide Zappacosta

, which was later followed by

Lorenzo Tonelli

’s equalizer.

“We played a good match against a strong team,”

said Ballardini.

“For me, of the two, Genoa were the team that deserved something more for the game we expressed.”

“It’s a good performance, a point and we look forward to the next matches.”

Ballardini, who believes his men lost their strength in the second-half, added:

“In the second half we didn’t have the continuity of play that we had in the first half. This may be due to the fact that when you play on a Sunday and then Wednesday, even if many of our players played little or were rested, it breaks their week.”

“The regret is not being able to play as well as we did in the first half.”

Talking about the weirdness of playing the Derby della Lanterna without fans, he concluded:

“It’s very strange, because the derby in Genoa is full of colours, love and tension. All this is missing.”

“If you play football without the public, you struggle, because that is life. Without the public it’s a different thing.”

source: SportMob