Friday February 12 2021
Nicola: 'Genoa are in the past'

Torino coach Davide Nicola explained why he gathers the players in a circle on the pitch after the matches and said his time at Genoa 'is in the past'.

The Granata are on a run of four consecutive draws and currently sit one point above the relegation zone.

Tomorrow, Toro host his former club Genoa, the side he helped reach salvation before he was replaced by Rolando Maran.

“It’s part of the past,” Nicola said at a press conference. “Now, I focus on the present.

“Our importance and awareness are linked to the fact that work will give us continuity.

“The growth process can’t be a slave of external factors.”

He stressed that he’s not looking for revenge against the Grifone, who ended up replacing Maran with Davide Ballardini in December.

“In my career, I have always accepted exciting challenges and that’s how I arrived at an important club like Torino,” he said.

“I try to convey my desire to get to the bottom of this experience.”

Nicola has a habit of gathering the Torino players in a circle after the final whistle of the games and explained why.

“We look for consistency of the messages given in the games,” Nicola said at a press conference. “Trying to strengthen the values regardless of the result.

“When we don’t have the required belief but don’t let it influence us, that's what makes the difference.”