Tuesday January 11 2011
Ballardini seeks to impress Inter

Davide Ballardini has announced changes to his Genoa side against Inter in the Coppa Italia tomorrow. “We'll try to impress.”

The Rossoblu are stuttering in Serie A at the moment with two consecutive stalemates against Lazio and Cesena.

They also struggled to even reach this phase of the Coppa, needing extra time against Grosseto and Vicenza.

“We will try to impress and have respect for the competition,” Ballardini said before Wednesday's clash with Inter.

“I expect a very strong Inter side, but we will give it our all to put in the best performance.

“We will certainly change a few things, as we have a small squad and some players need to rest.

“Rodrigo Palacio is in the side and we'll see if he can make his comeback. Bosko Jankovic will probably rest, but Miguel Veloso is playing and, if the transfer arrives on time, Juraj Kucka could feature.”

Slovak midfielder Kucka has made the move from Sparta Prague this week.