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The 25th round closes with the postponement of Monday evening between Turin and Bologna.

The grenades come from the derby lost against Juve, while the rossoblu come from the victory against Inter.

Ivan Juric, Torino coach, underlines: "The last ones burn a lot. We have a tough game ahead of us. With the arrival of Thiago Motta, the Emilians have raised the bar. It is a team that for some years has been trying to make the leap in quality, without having yet fully succeeded. However, they have high-quality players in the team, such as Arnautovic, Orsolini, Dominguez and Barrow, but I think that what makes the difference are above all the players who have included in the defense. Juric also spoke about Radonjic, explaining the reasons for his substitution after his entry into the derby: "So far he has had ups and downs, like during the game with Juve. He has three months ahead of him to understand that in football you have to pay attention to a thousand situations and that there is not only dribbling".

Here Bologna

AtBologna, Thiago Motta, coach of the rossoblu, on the eve of the match announces the injury of Dominguez, forced to stop three weeks for a knee sprain: "I always ask for maximum commitment in training to better prepare the game and face a good team like Torino. Everyone knows us by now. It's always important how we approach the game, everything else will be a consequence of how we prepare." Good news, however, comes on the physical condition of Arnautovic and Zirkzee: "They are fine, they will be in the group for the match against Torino. They are are difficult to deal with. They play well both offensively and defensively, on both sides. They don't let opposing teams play and are very proactive. We have to be very careful when we don't have the ball, stay compact and leave him as little space as possible."

And then a joke also on the neologism created specifically for him: "If we can talk about Thiagomottismo? No, because philosophy concerns only one person, we are a group here".


Ivan Juric / Thiago Motta