NEWS
Saturday September 23 2017
Petrachi: 'Toro can make history'

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi is confident they can upset leaders Juventus in the Derby della Mole tonight. “We can make history.”

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“We had an important approach on the transfer market, without losing our most important players or letting the quality level drop,” the director of sport told Mediaset Premium.

“There is a mix of experience and youth, the right combination to have an important season, as always raising the bar.”

Last season, this fixture ended 1-1 with Higuain cancelling out Ljajic’s free kick in stoppages, and that ended a run of four consecutive Granata defeats.

The last time Toro beat Juve was 2-1 on their own turf in April 2015, but an ‘away’ Derby della Mole win stretches back to another 2-1 result in April 1995.

“I think that a few years ago there were no prospects for us in the derby, but in the last two campaigns Torino have given a really good account of ourselves. Hopefully this match tonight will remain in history and we can send a sign to the fans.

“Compared to last season, there is a difference balance in the city, as Sinisa Mihajlovic has helped our self-esteem thanks to an all-attack line-up. His winning mentality can take us towards victory.”