Sunday July 21 2013
Lodi: 'Genoa 10 with pride'

Francesco Lodi assures he will wear the Genoa Number 10 jersey “with pride” after joining from Catania.

The creative midfielder and free kick specialist is one of the main reinforcements for the Grifone, changing places with Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

“I must thank President Enrico Preziosi for giving me this opportunity,” he said in his Press conference.

“I can happily play alongside Francelino Matuzalem, as at Catania I shared the midfield with Sergio Almiron in a similar role.

“In any case, it will be down to Coach Fabio Liverani to decide how and where I play.”

Lodi has been given the Number 10 Genoa jersey and admits there is a lot of responsibility with it.

“This is a ‘heavy’ number and an important shirt, but I will wear it with pride. Being Neapolitan I think of Diego Maradona as the quintessential 10, but there are also players like Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero who made history.

“I know that I am not on their level and I also play in a different role.”

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