Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini has applauded his players for their Serie A resurgence over the last month.
The Marassi outfit were struggling after winning just one of their first seven games, but they have now collected four victories from the last five.
“The credit goes to the players, not me,” Gasperini, who replaced the axed Fabio Liverani earlier this term, commented.
“I was a little skeptical at first about the number of players in the squad, I thought there were too many. However, all of them give their all in training.
“On the positive side that creates competition within the squad as everyone is offering the maximum. The negative is that I can only pick 11 and 20 are left out.”
The Rossoblu are now seventh in the standings after collecting 17 points from 12 games. They have ties coming up against Milan, Torino and Cagliari.
“We have great margins of improvement to make and our next few games will help us to understand our true value,” the former Inter and Palermo boss added.
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