A former Torino man lights up the derby with Juventus

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Rampanti ignites the derby of the Mole

Speaking on TuttoMercatoWeb, Rosario Rampanti, a great former Torino player, analyzed the derby with Juventus, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., a match valid for the tenth day of Serie A.

The former granata player began with a comment on Juve’s difficult moment: “You have to go back a long time to find a period like this for Juve. It’s not Juve’s style to change coaches, they usually arrive until the end of the championship. It’s a bad situation for the Bianconeri also because as you can see from the balance sheets they always go out by so much. In the derby anything can happen but never before has Toro come in as the favorite for this fixture. But I repeat, it is the derby and you never know how it ends.

Then, he went on to analyze the situation at home granata: “Toro however is weaker than last year, it has lost in physical strength, it had Pobega who is very powerful, there was Belotti who made himself felt, there was Bremer who now at Juve has not adapted yet but last year for me he was the strongest defender at European level. A striker going into double figures would be needed but Toro is not very strong in midfield, not incisive on the flanks and has lost something at the back. All the players need to grow. Look at Fiorentina: they lost important players but there was no collective growth.

“Now however Juve is very weak and it could be the right time. Vlahovic? Players when they are in their own sphere take personality and awareness of their means, changing teams and going to a group that has more ambitions and where they cannot express their personality they pay the price,” Rampanti concluded.

The last Scudetto won by Torino was in the 1975-76 season. Imposing themselves ahead of Juventus was the team coached by Gigi Radice and that in attack fielded the formidable pair formed by Paolino Pulici and Ciccio Graziani. In goal Luciano Castellini, the ‘Jaguar’, in midfield, among others, Eraldo Pecci. Since 2005 the owner and president of the Granata club has been Alessandria-based publisher Urbano Cairo.

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