Saturday May 11 2019
Prandelli: 'Genoa lose confidence'

Cesare Prandelli is frustrated at how quickly Genoa “lose our confidence” after the 2-1 defeat to Atalanta. “We need to fight until the last day of the season.”

The Grifone now have to hope Sampdoria beat Empoli tomorrow, or the gap from the drop zone will be sliced to the minimum.

“There’s not much to say after a defeat. It’s disappointing, as we were in the game until a very serious naïve error straight after the restart,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“At that point, Atalanta emerged and they are feeling so confident, have such clear ideas on how to run the game. On the other hand, we were losing our confidence and couldn’t get back into it.

“We have within us this unlimited determination, as the lads are working hard. Clearly, it’s a very delicate situation and we need to fight until the last day of the season.

“Unfortunately, as often happens, conceding a goal saw us lose our confidence. We have an opportunity to win next week against Cagliari and break away from the danger zone.

“We created many more chances in recent games, but the problem is that it doesn’t count if the ball is not in the net. The biggest concern is how quickly we let our belief fade away.

“You can have tactical ideas and prepare a game a certain way, but during the match situation you need the players to be clear-headed and calm. Over the next week, I’ll try to drill more belief into these lads.”

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