Following the final training session ahead of the trip to face Torino on matchday 12 in the 2018/19 Serie A TIM season, Roberto D’Aversa spoke to journalists at Collecchio.
“We’re going into this game with some important players making their return, we’ll approach it with an almost full squad apart from Stulac now that he’s suspended along with Sierralta and Dimarco, the others can be used. It’s better to have difficult decisions to make, a coach always wants this problem. I still have some doubts, I also have to consider training today and make my decisions according to the match and physical condition of the game. Those who come on will be important, not just those who start. There are some who are pushing and would deserve to play straight away".
About Torino the coach said: "They have great potential, if we analyse their performance against Sampdoria it was brilliant. They have a physical team and players with great technical quality such as Iago Falque, Belotti and Baselli, they’re similar to Atalanta. They could qualify for the Europa League, they make the most of the size of the pitch, we need to do well mentally and be ready for them coming at us. Players who can run will be needed as we look to bring home a result with a balanced approach where we don’t give anything up".
Tomorrow the Crociati will try to win to give a gift for the new President Pietro Pizzarotti: "I’d look to do it for all, I have a special relationship with the ownership. I’m happy for Pizzarotti, he has passion and these colours are in his blood. He often comes and if he doesn’t he calls, I hope to make him and the entire ownership happy. I’m happy to work with this sense of calm, even if there are seven owners".
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