Spalletti’s pre-Genoa press conference

John Solano

Luciano Spalletti spoke today at Trigoria ahead of tomorrow’s match against Genoa, here are the words of the Tuscan:

The unavailable?
Pjanic is disqualified, as you know, while Florenzi is 90% out, the problem on his left flexor hasn’t gone away which is why he won’t recover in time. Iago Falque had something we thought was normal but is getting worse while Uçan had a respiratory infection and had to go to the hospital, but he’s OK now. Keita had some discomfort in his ankle, it swelled up two days ago and the pain persists, he needs to be evaluated. Yesterday Torosidis had a knock and also needs to be evaluated. Gyomber is back and is available.

Will you play a 4-2-3-1 tomorrow?
We have a number of offensive players who can play inside and out. When everyone is scoring goals for the team, anyone can fit in, this is the key thing.

Dzeko plus three attackers?
I’ve already said to Dzeko everything I needed to say, he must feel comfortable, if I need him then I’ll use him, it may be from the start or after. He is the one who has to be ready, he must make us see his qualities. We no longer beat around the bush here, we say directly what we need to say.

There are only three games left: will Strootman be tested as a key to the future?
Strootman will pmay and will start. Everyhing that is said of Strootman is true, we can only count on ourselves for the future. Tomorrow, Strootman will show us why he is Strootman.

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