TURIN. “We believed it, yes, there is regret.” There is a hint of disappointment, not having brought home the match against Juventus after thinking of being able to do so leaves a bitter aftertaste, but the derby is always the derby. And a point against one of the top players in the class is always a good point, valid also for moving the classification and extending over Cagliari blocked by Verona ». Davide Nicola is satisfied in the end, his motivational lessons are giving results. «In truth I hope to have made an impression with the technical-tactical choices – the words of the Torino coach -, because this team has quality: I really believe in my boys. My staff and I are trying to give them a precise identity, they are believing in what they do and these are the results ».
The field says that Torino have pulled a proud draw against a Juve that in recent times has become its black beast inflicting 19 defeats out of 23 matches since the patron is Urbano Cairo. This time it went differently and the grenades, stuck to victory in 2015, have never been so close to repeating it. They have to thank the latest arrival Sanabria, author of a brace – it hadn’t happened since Ferrante 21 years ago – if they frightened Juve. «I know the Paraguayan well, I know what he can give me – Nicola again -, but if he has scored two goals, it is everyone’s credit. You have to play as a team to get to the results ».
The other surprise is Simone Verdi, on the pitch in an anomalous position. «He has extraordinary qualities, unfortunately in our form he is a bit penalized – says the grenade guide -, I used him in midfield to make him act as an attacking midfielder and pure winger. His position of the future is as a midfielder, he has tactical intelligence and last pass. We believe in it, if he does it too he can open a new chapter in his career ».