Moreno Longo insists the 4-1 defeat to Juventus did not reflect the Derby della Mole, as he claims his Torino ‘dominated the game for long periods.’
The Bianconeri got the result thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Cristiano Ronaldo and a Koffi Djidji error, while Andrea Belotti converted a controversial penalty.
“If we analyse the statistics, we played a very open and attacking game against a Juve side who we knew could hurt us,” coach Longo told Sky Sport Italia.
“The result is excessive considering the actual flow of the match. The first two goals came from our errors, but we continued playing and got back into it, creating the chances to make it 2-2. Ronaldo’s free kick basically ended the match at 3-1.
“We had 17 shots on goal, which describes the approach we had. We dominated the game for long periods and the fact we had more possession than Juve will give us confidence for the future.
“The team played with real character and we found Alex Berenguer between the lines several times, but lacked the final ball. We also need to improve our defending and there’s a psychological aspect to that, as this is a team that was built to fight for European places, not against relegation.”
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