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    30.10.2015 16:42 - in: Serie A S

    Allegri predicts closely-fought tussle with Torino

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    The boss previews tomorrow’s Derby della Mole: “It’s a derby so there are no favourites. The last two games have been closely-fought and great to watch. Tomorrow will be no exception”

    Massimiliano Allegri says the Bianconeri will be in for a tough test when Torino make the short trip across the city to Juventus Stadium for tomorrow night’s Derby della Mole clash.

    A historic win for the Granata, their first derby day success since 1995, was the final outcome when the two sides last locked horns in April and the Bianconeri boss appreciates his men will have to be on their toes if they are to wrestle the local bragging rights back in their favour.

    Speaking to the media in Vinovo, the boss began: “It's a derby so there are no favourites. The last two matches against Torino have been closely-fought and great to watch. Tomorrow will be no exception.

    “It will be difficult one for us, especially right now because it's always tough against Torino.  They don't concede a lot and are good at taking the pace out of the game.”

    Saturday evening’s game provides the perfect opportunity for the Bianconeri to put things right in front of their home fans following the disappointment of Wednesday night’s reverse to Sassuolo.

    And Allegri maintains his men will emerge stronger from this season’s struggles with consistency, remaining upbeat on their chances of turning the tide.

    “Nobody saw Wednesday's defeat coming. Ultimately, I believe these moments are part of the team's growth and they should be tackled with positivity and responsibility, fully understanding the situation we're in.

    “We've got so much energy in the dressing room and we need to take it with us onto the pitch. At the same time, we have to remain composed because the team cannot be nervous. Being nervous doesn't help you at all, it only ruins things.

    “So let's leave that to one side, we need to take the matches as they come and try to play good football.  You do go through tough periods like these, but you just need to make sure you do better than you have been doing.”

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