Saturday October 5 2019
Andreazzoli: 'Genoa made naive errors'

Genoa Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli felt they did not deserve the 2-1 defeat to Milan. “We made naïve errors and in a couple of minutes threw it away.”

It was a chaotic match, as Pepe Reina’s howler had let in a Lasse Schone free kick, then Theo Hernandez fired in from a tight angle after a quick free kick and moments later, Davide Biraschi saw red on the Franck Kessie penalty.

Deep into stoppages, Reina saved a penalty from Schone, with both teams down to 10 men.

“Domenico Criscito is in very bad shape. It’s muscular, it seems to be quite serious,” Andreazzoli told DAZN after losing his captain to a suspected hamstring strain within 11 minutes.

“It was an odd game. I complimented the lads at the end of the first half, as they played the game I expected. Then, in a couple of minutes we made some inconceivable naïve errors and threw it all away. You can’t afford that at this level.

“After that, the team again did everything we had asked for, even more so, fighting with their hearts on their sleeves. There are regrets, clearly, as we play for a result and it hurts to emerge empty-handed from a match like that, but football is a combination of incidents and interpretations.

“We played very well and it’s a pity for the lads, as they did not deserve the defeat. I do not protest at refereeing decisions. He went to view it on VAR, so he must know the decision he made.

“Incidents went against us, Reina made up for his earlier error and saved them at the end. It was a game that deserved a different ending.”

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