Sunday September 29 2013
Toro: 'How does Conte count?'

Torino released a statement slamming Juventus Coach Antonio Conte after the controversial Derby della Mole.

Juve won 1-0 with a Paul Pogba goal that should’ve been ruled offside, while both clubs complained they wanted red cards for Ciro Immobile and Claudio Marchisio.

Following Conte’s post-match comments to the media, Torino released a statement bitterly criticising the Bianconeri Coach.

“How does Conte count?” began the statement on the club website.

“At the end of the Derby Antonio Conte declared, responding to those who asked about the goal on which Carlos Tevez was clearly offside, said ‘Juve held the ball and attacked for 70 minutes. Therefore it’s normal there are going to be more incidents to discuss.’

“One has to ask what Conte’s using to count possession, seeing as the statistics on the Lega Calcio website show Juventus had 52 per cent possession against 48 per cent for Toro. The Juventus superiority was therefore not particularly crushing.

“Another of Conte’s comments: ‘Immobile’s foul was worthy of a red card. What would’ve happened had Toro been reduced to 10 men?’

“Was Immobile’s foul really worth a dismissal? In which case the Granata would have the same question, what would’ve happened had the identical foul from Pogba on Omar El Kaddouri been sanctioned with a red, or the second yellow that Claudio Marchisio deserved?

“The truth is that Juventus won the Derby 1-0 and that the only goal was with a very clear offside position. Anything else is just pointless words. Conte must certainly have been better at Italian than mathematics.”