NEWS
Sunday November 24 2019
Thiago Motta demands Genoa goals

Genoa boss Thiago Motta expects his midfielders to chip in with goals in the wake of Christian Kouame's injury and has a very different approach to SPAL.

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"Kouame's injury should act as motivation for the whole team, not just in the attacking department. I expect goals from midfielders and defenders. Games are just not won by strikers," said the coach in his press conference.

Motta graduated through the Barcelona youth set-up, and wants Genoa a style similiar to that of the Catalans.

"Every coach has a style of play he strongly believes in. Possession of the ball is a means to try and win the game, not to appease the fans or to be comfortable. Sometimes you win with less of the ball, and other times you win without a lot of it.

"SPAL run a lot, but they are convinced of their own ideas, they know what they want to do. It's the victory of [Leonardo] Semplici. It will be a very competitive game against SPAL tomorrow night."

Genoa put in a positive display against Napoli before the international break, and Motta wants that to continue.

"Lets start from the Napoli game without thinking too much of our opponent, because I can only control what is in our capabilities. I ask the lads for the absolute maximum, in the end all that counts is the result."

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