Gigi Del Neri has lost both his Genoa games in charge and goes into a relegation dogfight with Siena. “We’ve got to get out of this situation.”
The Grifone sacked Gigi De Canio, but so far the new Coach has not picked up a single point in two matches.
“What’ll happen if we lose? I don’t think three points will make the difference right now. It’ll be tough in Siena, but I see the team knows we've got to get out of this situation.
“We have had a very difficult fixture list, then after Siena we face Napoli and then the derby with Sampdoria. Over the last few days we have worked on team spirit and psychology.”
Bosko Jankovic has shaken off an injury that kept him out of the defeat to Fiorentina, but Marco Borriello, Marco Rossi, Juan Manuel Vargas and Damiano Ferronetti are still sidelined.
“Ciro Immobile will probably feel less isolated with Jankovic up there and his support could be vital for us,” continued Del Neri.
“I’d like to have the full squad back as soon as possible. Borriello is important, as when he played then he helped out Immobile and provided a reference point for the attack.”
If Siena did not have a six-point penalty, then they’d be level on nine points with Genoa going into this game – two points clear of bottom spot.
Genoa squad for Siena: Anselmo, Antonelli, Bertolacci, Bovo, Canini, Donnarumma, Frey, Granqvist, Hallenius, Immobile, Jankovic, Jorquera, Kucka, Merkel, Moretti, Piscitella, Said, Sampirisi, Seymour, Tozser, Tzorvas
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