Genoa Coach Blessin Ahead of Inter Game: “We Must Be Brave”

Genoa coach Alexander Blessin spoke about the upcoming Serie A game against Inter in a press conference yesterday. The match takes place tonight at 9 PM CET at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genova.

The Grifone is still in a delicate situation being six points away from the “safe zone”.

About his opponent, Blessin said: “It is a pleasure to play against a team like Inter. It is a great sensation when you face a top tier team that is so strong.”

On the expected chosen module: “We suffered during the first half of the game against Venezia. I think that there should be alternatives and not just one system of play.

But, despite that, I do not think that the problems we faced during the first part of the game were due to the system of play. Venezia stopped our way of playing with long balls and so we could not carry out our pressing. We also lost a lot of second balls and for this reason we did not play a good game.

In the last two games, we missed our “killer instinct”, so now we have to fight in order to find that bit of luck that we are lacking.”

Blessin also commented on his hopes for the future and how Genoa will play tonight: “We still believe we can save ourselves from the relegation zone. Inter lost their last game against Sassuolo and now they want and need to win and this will not definitely help us.

Inter will rely on ball possession as well as on their great individual capacities. Therefore, we need to be aggressive and try to put them in trouble as much as possible. They tend to have a high defense and they are the best at it in Serie A.

We will need to make the most of space that they may leave and pay to attention to details. We will have to be united and aggressive and not be afraid of mistakes. We must be brave.”

Finally, he delivered an update on some of his players:“Amiri is fine, he has been training all week and he recovered his strengths, he will have some space tomorrow. Zinho (Vanheusden) is still being treated and we have to see how he will react.

Piccoli still has problems with his thighs and we still need to evaluate the complexity of his injury. He will probably need a few more days before he will be available.”