Monday January 25 2021
Perin: 'Ballardini's results speak for him'

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin said ‘the results speak’ for coach Davide Ballardini. ‘I knew what he could bring us’.

The Grifone beat Cagliari 1-0 in Serie A Week 19 and have picked up seven points in three League games, with three clean sheets in the process.

Former Juventus goalkeeper Perin has praised Ballardini and said the returning coach, who replaced Rolando Maran at the Marassi, has lifted the Rossoblu.

“I knew him, I knew what he could bring us,” Perin told Sky Sport Italia. “The results speak for him.

“We always give 100 per cent, those who work hard collect the results and we are doing it.

“At the beginning of the season with [Rolando] Maran on the bench, we lacked the competitive anger and the coach paid for it.”