Conte visits Genoa and Samp: "We'll play here to help the population"
Antonio Conte continues his visit to the sports center of the A league teams. Accompanied by team manager, Gabriele Oriali, the head coach of the National team went to the headquarters of Sampdoria and Genoa. First stop in the morning at the Sampdoria center, where Conte watched the team train and spoke for a long time with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, complimenting him for the good start of the season: “I accepted Sinisa’s invitation– said Conte as he was leaving Bogliasco – siawe are friends and and Sampdoria is doing well. I am happy for them, it is an interesting reality that invests on the young players and has some interesting ones that we are currently looking at”. In the afternoon, the head coach then went to Pegli to watch a training session of Genoa and to meet with the coach, Gian Piero Gasperini, after the win against Juventus. “Genoa – said Conte, after complimenting the coach – is a very nice part of Italian football. The fact that this club is launching and investing in young players with great futures like Peirn and Sturaro is proof of how well they are working, based on a project shared by the owner, club and coach. Gasperini and I have known each other for many years. Many times we’re told to count on the younger players and then as soon as the first problems arise, we back off. Genoa is showing courage and deserves compliments for this. It takes courage to start a 17 year old player like Mandragora, I hope that others will follow this example for the good of Italian football”. Conte will be back in Genoa with the National team on November 18th for the friendly match against Albania: “We will be in Genoa – said the head coach – to help all those who are in difficulty because of the floods. We expect to see a lot of people at the stadium, this population is a example because of its strength”.