Genoa CFC finds themselves in Serie A’s relegation zone as they sit in 18th place with ten points. For the second half of the season, the Grifone will try and climb out of their current situation, starting at home against Lazio.

Manager Davide Ballardini spoke to the media ahead of the fixture, where La Lazio Siamo Noi relayed his words. The 56-year-old had high praise for the Biancocelesti as he states that after Juventus FC, Lazio is one of Serie A’s better squads over the last couple of seasons. 

Nonetheless, Ballardini is hopeful that his squad can come away with a positive result. 

We will face a club that has incredible talents and very high motivations. In addition to the pure talent, they have great physicality and compactness. 

In the last two years, it seems to me that, after Juventus, they are the team that has won the most trophies. They are consolidating at very high levels.

We find ourselves in a place where all matches are significant. We know that we will face  a very strong team, but our goal is to perform. Only in this way can we be competitive and, if we deserve it, we can get good results.