Monday August 6 2012
De Canio admires Genoa spirit

Genoa Coach Gigi De Canio is pleased with the “great team spirit” shown by his side despite their defeat to Levante.

The Grifone were unlucky and hit the woodwork three times while missing countless other chances in last night’s 1-0 friendly loss.

“I am satisfied with the work we’ve done in pre-season and the responses I received,” said the tactician.

“I saw mostly positive aspects from the game with Levante, although of course we still need to improve in some respects.

“We played with a certain intensity, keeping in mind the heat and the level of fitness training we are at right now.

“I really liked the great team spirit on show. There was a sense of belonging, a clear idea in our minds of the kind of football we want to play and the willingness to work hard.

“This all forms a good foundation for the season, although we are naturally a work in progress.”