Adel Taarabt claims “I feel reborn” at Genoa as “I’ve worked hard like never before” to attain “an athlete’s body”.
Taarabt has played a key role in Genoa’s recent resurgence under the returning Davide Ballardini, and the former Queens Park Rangers and Milan winger believes he has finally found stability in his career.
“I feel reborn, I’ve found my football,” the 28-year-old told Premium Sport.
“I know I’m important for the team, and that makes me very happy. Football has changed, and if you don’t have an athlete’s body, you’ll struggle: technique isn’t enough.
“Because of that, I worked hard like never before, and I found my love for football. Ballardini? He has a different style to Juric.
“We wait for our opponents a bit more and we try to do damage on the counterattack.
“We’ve been picking up points by playing like this, and that’s important.”