Sunday January 15 2012
Marino appeal to Genoa fans

Pasquale Marino has begged Genoa fans to “stand by us during this difficult time” ahead of his home debut against Udinese.

The new Coach replaced Alberto Malesani over the Christmas break, but his opening game was a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Cagliari.

“We are without Dario Dainelli, Luca Antonelli, Kakha Kaladze and Cesare Bovo, so the defence is in an emergency situation,” explained Marino.

“I could field Marco Rossi as a centre-back, which is a role he has played at some point during his career. I must say I’ve never seen so many injuries in a single area of the team.

“In any case, I hope to see a different Genoa from the one that lost at Cagliari. We are having problems and need a reaction against a very dangerous opponent like Udinese.”

The ultras staged a protest during the week after the recent setbacks, as their last two Serie A games have seen Genoa score one goal and concede nine.

“I ask the fans to stand by us during this difficult time for the squad. All that really counts is Genoa. This is what the people asked for and it’s what we all want to see.”

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