Claudio Marchisio has urged his team-mates to push on from yesterday’s dramatic win in the Derby della Mole in order to make up ground on their rivals at the top of the table.
Juan Cuadrado’s last-minute goal ensured that the Bianconeri would regain the bragging rights in Turin after a close contest looked destined to finish all square at Juventus Stadium.
Speaking to Mediaset and Sky Sport, Marchisio was adamant that the three points against their inter-city rivals should represent a turning point in his side’s season.
The midfielder began: “It didn’t matter how we won, it was just important that we got the three points. We now need to build on this result in order to achieve our objectives this term.
“The players took on board the constructive criticism we’ve all received and that showed yesterday as we overcame some problems in a tough match against Torino.
“When you put on this shirt you need to give everything: here there are players who have won a lot in their careers and now we find ourselves in a different situation than in previous years, but this team was assembled to challenge for honours and that’s what we need to do.”
In only two days’ time the Bianconeri take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League and Marchisio claims a positive result would set the Bianconeri up nicely for a spot in the competition’s last 16.
“Going to Germany will be a completely different match. They’ve won their last six fixtures in the league and will have the advantage of playing in front of their home support.
“Nevertheless we’ll be fighting for the three points, which would allow us to put more than one foot in the knockout stages, as that’s the minimum aim.”