Giampiero Ventura says Torino can cause an upset on Monday, even if Roma are “the team of the future.”
This Serie A fixture is played at 19.45 GMT on Monday evening because the Stadio Olimpico was used for the Italy-New Zealand rugby match this weekend.
“Roma attack with eight players at a time and they do it for 90 minutes. If they lose possession, it’s normal that they will concede at the back, but at the other end they are capable of scoring at any minute,” said the Coach.
Like Zdenek Zeman, Ventura is a veteran known for his unusual tactics – in this case a 4-2-4 system.
“We must realise that we are going to suffer at the back, but if we interpret the game correctly then we can impress here. The statistics suggest Roma will score one or two goals at least, but then we don’t know how many we will get. It’s going to be entertaining!
“Zeman has written important pages in our football and not many Coaches have achieved that. He proposes entertaining and all-out football, right from his days at Foggia.
“In my view, Roma are the team of the future. They are already strong now, but the players are young and have immense potential.”
Ventura confirmed that Angelo Ogbonna has recovered and will start.