Tuesday January 2 2018
Mihajlovic: 'Toro can eliminate Juve'

Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident Torino can knock Juventus out of the Coppa Italia. “In a one-off game we can fight it out with anyone.”

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 GMT and the winners go on to face Napoli or Atalanta in the Semi-Finals.

“We’ve got Daniele Baselli back, as he was suspended against Genoa, but all the others remain on the treatment table, so in defence and attack my choices are rather forced upon me,” the Coach told Rai TGR.

“I am nonetheless sure that those who do play will be up to the task. It’s a one-off game and in these situations Toro have always proved we can fight it out with anyone.”

Torino knocked Roma out with a victory at the Stadio Olimpico in the last round and are eager to cause another upset in this special Turin Derby.

“We want to play a game worthy of Toro. We put in our hunger, our character. Juventus are a stronger team, we know that, but it’s a one-off game and we can do well against anyone.”

The absentee list is extensive, missing Andrea Belotti, Adem Ljajic, Cristian Ansaldi, Lyanco, Simone Edera and Antonio Barreca.

“M’Baye Niang did well against Genoa, he showed the right attitude and the only thing he didn’t do was score a goal. Unfortunately, this season we’ve never really had all three main strikers available at the same time. Once we are able to count on Ljajic, Belotti and Niang together, then our performances will improve.”

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