Thursday July 25 2019
De Silvestri: 'Torino prepared for this'

Lorenzo De Silvestri “prepared for this the way we would the biggest match” as Torino host Debrecen in the Europa League.

The first leg in the preliminary round kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). Click here for the line-ups.

“This is a big opportunity for us, one we earned thanks to the many points we put together in Serie A last season, which is also why so many of us remained in the squad,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

“It is a game with many dangers and the biggest difference may well be one of fitness, because Debrecen already played in the first preliminary round and are a more physical team in general.

“We had a much shorter pre-season training camp than usual. We’ve got to use our heads and work hard. We prepared for this the way we would the biggest match.”

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