Giampiero Ventura felt Torino created huge problems for Roma this evening, despite a 2-1 defeat.
“I think we had a good game and Roma had to contend with more scoring opportunities than throughout the rest of the season,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“On the one hand there is regret we lost the game, but on the other I am happy as this team is improving constantly in the way it reads the play, the timing and combinations.
“I don’t agree that Torino waited for Roma, but we needed to break in when they left the spaces.”
The Granata have lost five of their last six Serie A games, but Ventura remains confident.
“We didn’t play well against Bologna and Sampdoria, so we couldn’t argue with those results. We could against Napoli and this result here, while the Turin Derby is always going to be tough.
“When you come to Roma and create this many clear-cut chances, it’s impressive for a side that was in Serie B two years ago.
“Our objective was safety and we achieved that. The second target was to reach the end of the season with more maturity, confidence and with a stronger mentality than before.
“I don’t believe anyone this season really dominated us apart from Bologna, which was because we didn’t play football that day.”