Primavera goalkeeper Emil Audero believes this weekend’s inter-city derby with Torino represents the perfect opportunity for the Primavera to arrest their recent slide and breathe new life into their campaign by taking all three points.
The 17-year-old, born in Indonesia but raised in Turin, knows precisely what derby days entail and says the team’s local players are looking to drum in the importance of Saturday’s encounter to those who have yet to sample the spice of a historic rivalry.
Speaking exclusively to Jtv, Audero began: “The inter-city derby is always a special kind of game, but with us approaching it on the back of two matches in which we could have done better, it’s become even more significant.
“I understand how important the derby is because I’ve been here for a long time: I’m from Turin and I’m a Juventus fan. It’s not a game like all the others and we try to convey its significance to the foreign lads in the squad with us, or those who have only been here a short while.”
Three defeats in their last four league games have seen Fabio Grosso’s youngsters slip down to seventh place, 10 points off league leaders Fiorentina, but Audero believes a positive result this weekend could prove the ideal catalyst for a surge up the table.
He concluded: “It’s a match that could mark the turning point of the league campaign, especially as far as we’re concerned. It could be a chance for us to kick start our campaign after a recent dip in form.”