Atalanta Genoa on the field 0-0 for the postponement of 6 pm of the 18th matchday of Serie A
SO ON THE EVE
SO ON THE EVE
Genoa immediately to work after the elimination in extra time in the Italian Cup against Juventus.
Group divided between those who played and those who did not take over as well as the players who had remained working at Signorini and had not been called up.
First session yesterday for the new signing Kevin Strootman who could already be among the squads for Sunday's match against the former Gasperini.
The rossoblù coach also found Goran Pandev while Behrami trained regularly against Bologna at the end of the first half.
"I am happy with what I experienced at Genoa, to which I feel very attached. In recent years I know that the team has experienced many apprehensions, but it will always be a part of me."
On the eve of the direct clash in Bergamo against his past, the Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini expresses himself as a former on the opponent on duty.
"He recovered two goals against Juventus in the Coppa Italia, bringing it to extra time, he also found enthusiasm and in the last few days he has shown that he knows how to achieve results: a difficult client - he says of Genoa - Unlike me, Ballardini in rossoblù has always found very good situations complicated, he had to work small miracles to save them. This time he took over first, with a valid squad: his team will be able to do better, hopefully not from tomorrow ", continues the Nerazzurri coach, announcing turnover.
"I have some choice on the line-up, also because we play with Udinese on Wednesday and Milan on Saturday. We have all recovered, including Caldara and Pasalic. Winning tomorrow means being able to close the first round at a high level: we have spirit, mentality and quality for these three matches in six days at the end of the first round ".
"It will be a difficult match. But we have every desire to make it difficult for them too because they are doing well, but I think Genoa are not too bad so they will have a good match."
Davide Ballardini is confident on the eve of the away match in Bergamo.
In front of him he will find the super Atalanta of the former Gasperini but the current rossoblù coach is not afraid.
"We will need a Genoa of very substantial substance, if we can say it. Genoa will have to play a great game. Because Atalanta if you meet them after they have played in the Champions League maybe they are not so beautiful full strong - explained the rossoblù coach -. If, on the other hand, they have the serenity to prepare one match at a time and have the time to recover and train, they are a team of strength, personality and technique equal to the strongest Italians ".
Among the novelties expected at Genoa are also the two new signings Strootman and Onguené.
"They seem to me strong players and they are physically well. They came with great enthusiasm and a great desire to show that they are good and that they can be very useful to us. We are just happy to have them."