Monday August 6 2012
Rodriguez targets Turin derby

Torino newcomer Guillermo Rodriguez already knows how to please the Granata fans. “We want to beat Juventus.”

The Uruguayan defender completed his move from Cesena last week on a one-year contract with option for another two seasons.

“I am happy to be here in such a well-known and important club as Torino,” said the 28-year-old.

“When the call came, I had no doubts about giving my consent to the move. I can play as a centre-back or a full-back, so I’m at the disposal of the Coach.

“My friends spoke highly of Toro, telling me it’s a marvellous club with very passionate fans.

“My teammates gave me a warm welcome and it helps that I also played with Mario Alberto Santana at Cesena last season.”

Naturally, the first target for Rodriguez is the Turin derby, which returns to Serie A.

“Obviously I know this is a very important game. The Torino fans are so gritty and I already heard chants asking us to win the derby.

“We will do everything possible to make them happy, as we want to beat Juventus.”

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