Genoa, Alberto Gilardino: “Against Bologna an important test”

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Genoa, Alberto Gilardino: "Against Bologna an important test"

Genoa closes the first leg in Bologna against the surprise of the championship, a formation that Alberto Gilardino has studied well.

"Ità will be a challenging test against a team that knows how to play very well, coached well and with players of great quality, exploded this year – said the Genoa coach. They work a lot on rotations and positioning inside the field but also on individuality. For us it will be an important test for our path, to give continuity of performance".

Only one confirmed absence "Thorsby has a calf problem" but some elements in doubt due to the flu "we had some players with fever but we will evaluate in the next 24 hours", stressed Gilardino, who forò will be able to count on Retegui and Messias on the rise.

"Mateo is trying with work to get back to 100% condition – explained the coach -. From after Bologna there will be the whole round of return and I expect him to bring us 10 to 13 goals and make Genoa great and he can go to the European Championship. We expect this from him. Whether he starts or takes over tomorrow, he remains as important a player as anyone in this squad. Messias is fine. È in with his head and physique and has great desire. If he is well, he can make us make the leap in quality.

First championship challenge with the January market open but that does not seem to affect elements such as Dragusin at the center of many rumors. "Rumors and certain situations are never good,” Gilardino concluded, “but I trust the players a lot. Dragusin has a great sporting discipline and at this time he can'only help us".

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