Giampiero Ventura can’t help but feel regret over Torino’s Derby della Mole defeat to Juventus. “We had the chance to win.”
The tie was 0-0 until the final minutes, when Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio found the net for a 2-0 result.
“Despite being in an emergency situation, we had fought Juventus head to head, allowing very few scoring opportunities,” Ventura told Sky Sport Italia.
“We even had the chance to win, but Jonathas just failed to get on the end of the cross and then conceded with their first real shot on goal.
“Obviously on paper we could’ve had an even tougher day, but we interpreted the game well and kept Juventus quiet.”
There was also a probable penalty for Torino on that Jonathas incident, as Leonardo Bonucci was holding his jersey.
“If we had taken the lead at that moment, then perhaps we could’ve taken the match home. In any case, the game is over and we are still here with four rounds to go, having put in a good performance.
“It’s a shame for the players who are so eager to secure safety and we hope to do it as soon as possible. I hope there is no fear in the locker room, even if we are back in the danger zone.”
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