Maurizio Sarri says his side is aware of the difficulty that Genoa will pose when both team clash on Tuesday for Matchday 29 game in the Serie A.
The Bianconerri will travel to Marassi Stadium on Tuesday to face a relegation-threatened Genoa who is fighting for survival.
Sarri while speaking in his pre-match conference with selected journalists at the Allianz Stadium said playing away at Genoa is difficult.
“Playing away at Genoa is difficult for everyone, in-home games in recent years they have always done well.
“The game is a complicated one, as are the games against teams that are fighting against relegation.
“We have to be aware of this difficulty, the players know that.”
Commenting on his team preparation ahead of the game the former Chelsea manager said;
“Now we are still in the phase where we are still looking for our best physical condition, and that is valid for all of the teams.
“As the days go by, the reverse problem will arise with the accumulation of matches.
“We are changing the management of the post-game routine, we don’t have the opportunity to do intense workouts, it is all about recharging and preparing for the next game.
“The five substitutions is something to be handled with care, but it is also a new and stimulating experience.”
He also spoke about rotating his team ahead of thr game to keep his players fresh for the remaining Serie A games as well as the UEFA Champions League.
“Right now we cannot afford to alternate more than two-three players, in the last game we had three Under 23 players and three goalkeepers, we don’t have many variables.
” I hope to have some players back within the next week or so in order to give me some more options.
“Higuain is better, I only have uncertainty about his playing time.
“Bentancur is growing really fast and is even stronger than what I expected.
“He has acquired personality and conviction, is gaining more experience and still has room for improvement.
“Ramsey is also better, I saw him more lively in the match against Lecce than against Bologna.
“I haven’t yet decided if Buffon will play tomorrow, but the day of the record will arrive sooner or later this season.”