Thursday April 29 2021
Criscito: 'Genoa always manage to save ourselves'

Domenico Criscito said being Genoa captain comes ‘with great responsibility’ but that the Grifone have 'the desire to never give up’.

The Rossoblu sacked Rolando Maran in December, after a run of 12 consecutive defeats in Serie A and the club sitting 19th in the table.

Davide Ballardini returned and has lifted the club to 13th in the League with five games remaining and Criscito admitted the run-in in recent years have been difficult for the Rossoblu.

“Being captain at Genoa comes with great responsibility,” Criscito told Il Secolo XIX. “You can feel that you have a large square behind you.

“I never thought it was too big of a burden. Difficult, yes, but with the desire to never give up.

“The captain must be there for better or for worse. The last run-ins were difficult and as a captain I felt the weight of the eventual defeat and thus relegation.

“Luckily, we have always managed to save ourselves.”