Genoa coach Fabio Liverani was happy to joke about their spy controversy after victory over Sampdoria.

Samp discovered Genoa youth team goalkeeping coach Luca De Prà in camouflage gear spying on their training session from the bushes last week.

"In football we take ourselves far too seriously, as you can't keep too many things secret in this sport," said Liverani in his Press conference.

"If we want to go all the way, I say De Prà did a great job! If we lose it's my fault, but if we win then it's all thanks to De Prà.

"In any case, the victory was important to build belief in our capabilities. The difference was made on the pitch by the players with their focus and determination.

"The two strikers in particular were exceptional in their work to help the team. Alberto Gilardino is highly motivated and at this time has extraordinary mental focus."

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