Saturday October 27 2012
Del Neri can build on Genoa debut

Gigi Del Neri was “happy with the defensive work” from Genoa on his debut, even if it ended in defeat to Milan.

The Coach was brought in this week to replace Luigi De Canio and made his bow in a 1-0 loss at San Siro.

“I am happy with the defensive work done by the lads. It wasn’t easy to come here and immediately set the tempo, but we have to get accustomed to attacking higher up the field,” said the former Juventus boss.

“We need to get a few players back from injury, as Juan Manuel Vargas, Marco Borriello and Marco Rossi are important absentees. You can pay for situations like that against Milan.

“I really liked the way Luca Antonelli and Juraj Kucka played. Ciro Immobile put a lot of work in. It was a good performance.

“We have motivated players and I start from the idea you cannot want everything straight away. We must start from the positives and try to improve.

“The team defended well and had courage, so I like that attitude, but I’d prefer more logical passing options. It will require patience, but this side already gives me some good guarantees.”

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