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Genoa coach Shevchenko blames injuries for Juventus defeat

Genoa coach Andriy Shevchenko admits injuries are affecting them after Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Juventus.

Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala struck the goals for Juve.

“Honestly, it was difficult just putting out a starting XI this evening," Shevchenko told DAZN after the 2-0 defeat.

“We tried to stay in the game and we did until the 80th minute. The team worked really hard, we had to change positions, get players in different roles.

“It's true we didn't create scoring opportunities, but we had a few attempts, especially in the second half when some moves could've come off better.

“We tried to get the strikers to be a bit closer together, there were some attempts, but we struggled above all in the first half.

“As soon as the opposition press us, we struggle to get out from that and lack a real physical presence upfront who can hold the ball up. Ekuban and Bianchi aren't very experienced, so we can only try to work and improve."


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