Monday February 17 2020
Ansaldi: 'Get back Torino spirit'

Cristian Ansaldi urged Torino to “play with determination, grit and heart” in order to end their crisis against Milan this evening.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“We worked hard, we know that the team we are facing is on form, the importance of this match, and we will try to do well,” Ansaldi told Sky Sport Italia.

The Granata lost the Coppa Italia quarter-final to Milan last month, as it ended 2-2 after 90 minutes and 4-2 in extra time.

That was still under Walter Mazzarri, but they now have Moreno Longo on the bench. How does Ansaldi believe they can turn this season around?

“I can only say what I think, which is that we need to get back to the identity of Toro. This team has to play with determination, grit and heart, thinking back to all the efforts we made to get here.

“That is I feel the way to rediscover ourselves.”