De Canio admits Genoa confidence rock bottom

New Genoa coach Gigi de Canio says their confidence is now "rock bottom". De Canio replaced Alberto Malesani this week.

New Genoa coach Gigi de Canio says their confidence is now "rock bottom".

De Canio replaced Alberto Malesani this week.

“Why did I accept? Because I already knew the environment and President Enrico Preziosi,” De Canio told Tuttomercatoweb.

“We spoke and he presented the situation to me, explaining his difficulties. I have always had a good rapport with him and at the end he convinced me to accept this challenge.

“I haven’t actually seen Sunday’s game with Siena, as I only saw bits of it on television. If the situation weren’t difficult, then they would not have called me.

“Clearly on a psychological level the team is rock bottom. There is no magic way of resolving all problems just like that. My predecessors did good work, but what I can do is try to bring confidence back to the squad.”

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