Sunday December 16 2018
Prandelli: 'Genoa feel defrauded'

Cesare Prandelli felt Genoa had a “really clear” penalty in stoppages, but also blamed them for not taking advantage of Roma’s situation.

“It’s strange, because from the bench the push was really clear. It was obvious. We feel somewhat defrauded. I don’t understand why it wasn’t viewed again on VAR,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia after a 3-2 defeat.

“We knew that Roma were in a difficult situation psychologically and wanted to start strong to take advantage of that.

“Football is a fast-paced sport and it is essential to always be concentrated, as the smallest errors can make a big difference, especially inside the penalty area and on set plays.

“We had a lot of scoring opportunities and attacking moves, but our final ball wasn’t always correct. I think we lost the game five seconds from half-time, as we were caught in possession, they went on the counter and equalised.

“We knew Roma were playing a new system and they hadn’t practiced it much, so inevitably their preventative marking and defensive movements weren’t well-oiled and we tried to take advantage.”

Prandelli has returned to Serie A after many years, with experiences at Valencia, Galatasaray and in Dubai.

“I am happy to be at Genoa, the President gave me reassurances, I have enthusiasm and a team that is potentially very good. We just need to work on fixing the defensive movements and then we’ll start to really move.”

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