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Tuesday December 19 2017
‘Rossi could play against Juventus’

Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini reveals Giuseppe Rossi could feature against Juventus in the Coppa Italia.

The striker signed for the Grifone earlier this month on a free transfer, having recovered from the latest in a series of knee injuries.

The Italian international has now been registered with the Lega Serie A, meaning he’s available to play, and he could feature against the Bianconeri.

“I’ll talk to the fitness coaches,” Ballardini said in his pre-match Press conference.

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Sunday December 17 2017
Ballardini: ‘Pleased with a point’

Davide Ballardini declared himself pleased with Genoa’s goalless draw at Fiorentina this afternoon.

The Griffone produced a solid performance to take a point from their match at the Artemio Franchi, a result which means they have lost just once in five League matches.

“I was very pleased by the first half,” Ballardini, whose side are now 17th in Serie A, told reporters post-match.

“Then, we lowered our level and dropped off. We gave too much away.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Line-ups: Genoa-Atalanta

Davide Ballardini names an unchanged Genoa side from the one which beat Verona, as they take on Atalanta at Marassi.

Goran Pandev and Adel Taarabt led the line for the Grifone at the Stadio Bentegodi, and the Coach has opted to stick with with that pair tonight.

Former Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is unbeaten against his old side, but his Atalanta haven’t won away so far this season.

The tactician sticks with the familiar 3-4-3 system, with Andrea Petagna leading the line flanked by Josip Ilicic and captain Papu Gomez.

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Sunday December 10 2017
‘Ballardini has revived Genoa’

Gian Piero Gasperini praises Davide Ballardini for ‘reviving’ Genoa and hopes Giuseppe Rossi can succeed at Marassi.

The Atalanta Coach, who has previously had two spells in charge of the Rossoblu, takes his side back to his former home tomorrow as the teams face off in Serie A.

“It’s always a pull to the heartstrings to go back to Genoa,” Gasperini admitted at his pre-match Press conference.

“Right now, Genoa are doing well. They are not in crisis like last year, Ballardini has revived them."

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Sunday December 10 2017
Ballardini praise for Gasp

Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini hails the work of Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini as the teams prepare to face off.

La Dea come into Monday evening’s encounter on the back of an impressive Europa League group campaign, which ended on Thursday with victory over Lyon.

“Atalanta are taking forward a continuous project they have had going on for two years,” Ballardini commented at a Press conference.

“They have great players and an excellent Coach like Gasperini. He’s a great Coach, there’s nothing else to add.

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Friday December 8 2017
Bertolacci hails Ballardini impact

Genoa midfielder Andrea Bertolacci has hailed Coach Davide Ballardini for turning around the club’s fortunes.

Ballardini returned to Genoa for a third spell last month and has since guided them away from the relegation zone in Serie A with two wins and a draw, and Bertolacci praised the 53-year-old for giving the Grifone “great serenity and determination”. 

“The last three games have been difficult, but we got our smiles back with the seven points we picked up,” the Milan loanee told TMW Radio.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Rossi: 'Genoa an easy choice'

Giuseppe Rossi explains why he chose Genoa to revitalise his career after injury and still dreams of an Italy call. “They said things I wanted to hear.”

The 30-year-old formally signed a contract to the end of the season, as he was a free agent following the end of his deals with Fiorentina and Celta Vigo.

He sustained a series of terrible knee injuries, rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament three times.

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Monday December 4 2017
Ballardini: ‘Genoa can play better’

Davide Ballardini says Genoa deserved to win against Verona “but we can play much better”.

The Grifone took their second Serie A win in a row since the Coach took over from Ivan Juric, but he wants to see more from his squad.

“I came in and did my job,” Ballardini shrugged, speaking to Premium Sport.

“I brought my ideas and personality. The team has ideas. Genoa deserved to win today, but we can play much better.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Ballardini keeps Genoa hungry

Davide Ballardini is determined to see “hunger” from Genoa against Hellas Verona on Monday. “It only takes a moment to lose our way.”

It kicks off on Monday at 20.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We must play with organisation and clear ideas in both attack and defence, as I want to see that hunger again,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Wednesday November 29 2017
‘Genoa will make changes’

Davide Ballardini confirms Genoa will make changes for the Coppa Italia match with Crotone - “it’s fair to give space to those who have been seen less”.

The Grifone face Davide Nicola’s side tomorrow in the fourth round, but with a trip to Verona to come on Monday there will be rotation.

“Genoa have a big squad, I think it’s far to give space to those who have been seen less in the league,” Ballardini said in his pre-match Press conference today.

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