THE CHALLENGE OF THE DERBY
“We have to face this match with the right aggression, because after the defeat against Benevento we want to hit back. The derby must always be played in this manner. The approach is always the same because we play with the aim of winning all the games. Between Marco Giampaolo to Davide Nicola, Torino have changed, as they are two completely different coaches and they play with different set-ups. It’s a team with a different attitude, Nicola’s teams have a very specific imprint.”
“The three players involved in the episode a few night’s ago (Arthur, Paulo Dybala, Weston McKennie) will not be called up for tomorrow’s match.
“Alex Sandro is fine, he has recovered from his injury, he is one of the few who hasn’t had any problems training regularly in these few days. Danilo is also available and is an option to play both in defence and in midfield for tomorrow night’s derby.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was angry because in such important competitions, like qualifying for the World Cup you need to have VAR and Goal-line Technology available, otherwise he’s been calm and collected. Federico Bernardeschi is a player who can play both full-back and winger, his characteristics allow him to occupy both positions. Giorgio Chiellini is well and is available, he returned from the national team early and I must thank the Roberto Mancini for this.”