NEWS
Sunday December 31 2017
Cairo regrets Toro draws

Torino President Urbano Cairo believes his side can still qualify for Europe but regrets their number of draws so far this season.

At the half-way point of the campaign, the Granata have lost just four times – only once more than Champions League-chasing duo Roma and Lazio.

However, 10 draws from their 19 matches have hindered Sinisa Mihajlovic’s team’s progress and given Cairo some cause for regret.

“We are there or thereabouts,” the Stadio Olimpico chief said after yet another stalemate with Genoa.

“We are two points away [from the European places], not 10, but we have some regrets.

“We could have quite a few more points even if we had finished off a few more matches, as we could have done.

“I’m thinking about matches like against Verona, Chievo, this one against Genoa. We can do more.

“We need to make a jump in quality, something that has been missing a little bit.

“No longer are we a team with minimum objectives. We have others that are more ambitious and important.”

Cairo also discussed the prospect of a Coppa Italia meeting with local rivals Juventus.

“The Coppa Italia is a competition in which I want to do something good.

“At the Juventus Stadium it’s true they haven’t lost many games, but we need to believe. A derby is a derby.”