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Sunday March 30 2014
Mandorlini: 'Verona not sated'

Verona Coach Andrea Mandorlini insists he is “still hungry” after four consecutive defeats left his team stagnant.

They host Genoa today at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“March certainly has not been positive in terms of results, but hopefully we can get a victory on the last day of the month,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We have everything it takes to get a result and I told the lads we have to go out there and grab it. We talked things over, as we always do when there’s a bad run, but words count for little. What really matters is how you act on the pitch.”

Romulo is suspended for this game and Mandorlini felt it was a well-timed ban.

“He needed a rest anyway. He is an important player, but he was feeling tired recently. We had already planned to rotate the squad and against Genoa we’ll use many who didn’t play on Wednesday.

“The whole team needs to have a different approach. We’ve got to do more and hopefully this is the moment to step up.

“We are certainly not in our best form, while Genoa are coming off some good results. I think we’ve suffered a drop more or less everywhere in the team and the attack has been hit by it too.

“We need to get back to our early season joy with our football. We cannot expect a result to just fall from the sky, as we have to go out there and get it.

“I realise it is tough to enjoy yourself coming off four consecutive defeats, but many teams have had periods like this.”

Mandorlini was asked whether Hellas Verona felt sated after securing safety so early and then dropping out of the Europa League race to mid-table comfort.

“I am still hungry. We have objectives to achieve, even if we have already ensured our safety. Right now our objective is to move up the table.”

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