Sunday April 28 2013
Ballardini: 'Rip them to shreds'

Davide Ballardini told his Genoa side they must “rip to shreds anyone who gets in our way” of securing safety.

The Rossoblu are currently in the bottom three along with Pescara and Palermo, but only one point shy of Siena.

They visit the Stadio Bentegodi this afternoon against Chievo, who are also not yet mathematically safe from relegation.

“We must rip to shreds anyone who gets in our way,” declared the Coach. “Our duty now is to step on to the field and give the best of ourselves. I am not frightened by the table, as long as we remain a team.”

Daniele Portanova is suspended, while Ruben Olivera, Marco Rossi and Juraj Kucka are injured.

Damiano Ferronetti was a late addition to the absentee list, as he fractured a toe during training and will be out of action for two to three weeks.