Saturday January 26 2013
Ballardini: 'Genoa can complain too'

Davide Ballardini insisted Genoa deserved their point in Turin and had their own penalty incidents to complain about.

Juventus were furious after the 1-1 draw, as Andreas Granqvist handled in the box during stoppages, but only after it had ricocheted off his boot on to the arm.

“Talking about individual incidents is a great limitation of our football culture,” snapped Ballardini on Sky Sport Italia.

“In that case, we could talk about the Mirko Vucinic handling offence in the first half, but we’d never hear the end of it.

“I liked my team in the first half, because we didn’t allow Juve much space and in fact caused them a few problems.

“After the break we got it wrong on their goal, but did well and were lucky to equalise. We played like this today because Juventus really know how to spread the opposition with their wingers and then hit you with central runs.”

Genoa played the last 15 minutes with 10 men, as Antonio Floro Flores limped off when all the substitutions had been completed.

“I wanted him to come off straight away when he felt the pain, as otherwise he risked causing serious damage.”