Schevchenko says Milan will face difficulty ahead of Genoa clash

Schevchenko says Milan will face difficulty ahead of Genoa clash

Safiu Kehinde

Genoa coach, Andry Schevchenko has maintained his stand for his team as they set to host former club, AC Milan.

With three games in charge, Schevchenko guided Genoa to two draws and a loss against Roma. The Griffins currently languish in the relegation zone with 10 points from 14 matches.

Schevchenko enjoyed seven stellar seasons at the San Siro, between 1999 to 2006. He was influential in firing AC Milan to the Champions League, Serie A, and Coppa Italia titles. He bagged 175 goals in 296 appearance for the Rossoneri.

However, Schevchenko’s dream move to Chelsea in 2006 turned out to be a nightmare after a terrible start of the season. He could manage to score three goals in 19 matches despite starting in most matches. His poor form saw him sent back on loan to AC Milan during the 2008/2009 season where he remained a shadow of his former self.

After an injury prone season without scoring a goal in his second stint at AC Milan. Chelsea finally got rid of Schevchenko as he was sent back to his boyhood club, Dynamo Kyiv, on a free transfer.

Putting the woes of the past behind, the 2004 Ballon D’Or winner revived himself as a player coach at Dynamo Kyiv. He gradually progressed into coaching career with his biggest achievement being leading Ukraine at Euro 2020.

Genoa eventually secured the service of the Ukrainian last month and he seemingly up to the task of pulling the club out of the relegation zone. With his team facing his old club tomorrow, Schevchenko was full of praises to his old team, bit still hold his Genoa team with high regards.

“I will definitely be excited, but I am trying to block out my emotions,” he told a news conference on his excitement over facing AC Milan.

Schevchenko, however, vowed to make life difficult for the Rossoneri.

“This is part of my job. I am a professional and I promised the Genoa fans that I will do my best for them. Now I am thinking about doing everything possible to make life difficult for Milan.

“I will always support Milan, but not against Genoa,” he said.


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