Saturday February 9 2019
Prandelli: 'Bologna more courageous'

Cesare Prandelli acknowledges Bologna have “more courage” with Sinisa Mihajlovic, but insists Genoa are going there for the win, even against his own family.

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“We’ll find the fans and players fired up at the Stadio Dall’Ara, with multiple dangers to watch out for, but we are going for the victory,” assured the Coach in his Press conference.

“There are two or three different tactical systems we could adopt, as we have interesting players with different characteristics. I am getting to know my squad better, for example with Lukas Lerager and Ivan Radovanovic in midfield. Stefano Sturaro is working hard in training, but not ready yet.

“We need to give a sense of consistency to our performances, as that is the way to get results.”

The Grifone sold top scorer Krzysztof Piatek to Milan in January, but replacement Antonio Sanabria has already made an impact with two goals.

“Sanabria is highly motivated and a talent who can still flourish even more.”

Bologna have been transformed since sacking Pippo Inzaghi, as new Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic won his debut against Inter at San Siro.

“This is a good team and was already pretty well-organised even under Inzaghi, playing some good football. Mihajlovic seems to have given them more courage and attacking intent, though.”

It’s a special match for Prandelli, as it’ll be the first time he has played against his son, 34-year-old Bologna fitness coach Nicolò.

“It is a curious experience, but a personal one and I’d like to experience it my own way.”

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