ATTACK GRIFO – Point … and that’s it

ATTACK GRIFO – Point … and that’s it
ATTACK GRIFO – Point … and that’s it

The journalist Beppe Nuti, voice and historical face of the Genoese radio-TV stations

Fiorentina stops Genoa in the Easter round: Destro opens the scoring, Vlahovic closes them. It ends 1-1 in Marassi. We will talk about the rossoblù moment with Beppe Nuti, a Telenord journalist, in the 212th episode of the “Grifo d’Attacco”.

Does a dark aftertaste remain in the rossoblù egg despite the ninth consecutive useful result at the Ferraris? «Point… and that’s it: at Christmas every Rossoblù fan would have wished an Easter with thirty-two points. It is a result to be accepted after the unknown of the Nationals. Overall, Genoa did not make a great impression on me, especially in the second half when ahead of a man – thanks to the faultless expulsion of Ribery, who among other things repeatedly apologized to Zappacosta, hit hard on the injured leg in the autumn – the the Rossoblu maneuver was not affected by the numerical superiority: indeed, after the red card to the Marseillaise the best version of Fiorentina came out».

Ballardini started with Behrami and Biraschi in midfield. «I will not enter into the merits of initial choices of the coach because he sees the team every day at the Pio: however it is completely normal to have a lack of imagination in the median and lack of thrust on the right with these interpreters and with only Badelj, however the author of a good game, ready to invent games. Zajc rested because he was just back from his commitments with Slovenia, the same goes for Shomurodov who must find himself again; Strootman, on the other hand, will miss Juventus through disqualification (beware of the warned Criscito, Ghiglione, Pandev, Radovanovic and Zajc), the Dutchman will be free from conditioning against Milan».

How do you evaluate the evidence of the new Destro-Scamacca duo? «Undoubtedly to be promoted because, net of weekly training sessions, it is never easy to find the understanding and affinity for the debut on the pitch. I found it right to confirm Destro, growing after a month and a half of fogging: the tenth goal in Serie A (without kicking a penalty, also because there are only a few …) earned him the automatic renewal for another two seasons at the Grifone. Finally, the choice of Scamacca is appropriate, which propitiated the important victory in Parma and well represented in the Under 21 despite the infamous expulsion of the referee».

Speaking of referees, what is your opinion about the Eysseric-Zappacosta contact at 94 ‘? «Maresca is a limited and modest referee in the key moments of the match: he had to have the courage to take the whistle and grant a penalty to Genoa that I challenge anyone to define differently from solar. Eysseric hits the man from behind and does not touch the ball: foul and yellow card. The unfavorable episode does not make me change my mind about the anonymous recovery of the Griffin, devoid of dangerous scoring opportunities from Dragowski’s parts: I also expected that Pjaca and Shomurodov take over a few minutes in advance».

The next opponent is Juventus, who after nine years of domination will give the scepter to a new team. «In the next two away games, Turin and Milan, Genoa will not play the part of the sacrificial lamb as well as the positive result against Benevento and Spezia is not assured. This anomalous championship has taught us that nothing can be taken for granted. Juventus have missed many games, almost always conceding a goal: Grifo will have to try playing, however, in a less chaotic way against an opponent who has dropped in level compared to the past but still full of champions who can give the jab».

Alessandro Legnazzi and Beppe Nuti wish all readers a happy Easter!

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