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The 2019/20 Serie A season ended in catastrophe for Il Torro. Following 3 consecutive top 10 finishes, they slumped down to 16, just 5 points away from relegation. It seems Moreno Longo was unable to keep up with the slow but steady improvements coach Walter Mazzarri managed to build up over the years, leading to another quick change in management.
After a few legs in the 2020/21 Serie A season, though, it seems Marco Giampaolo is equally unable to keep up with the demands of Italy’s top flight. Torino’s nightmare trudges on into another year, and the bookies are already pricing relegation at just 3.10. Overall, this club’s form seems to be on a rapid downward spiral, and some serious changes will need to be made if they want to stick around.
Torino Key Players
Last season, Torino’s basic approach was fairly direct. It relied on a compact formation to soak up the pressure-based tactics of most Serie A clubs. Considering they dropped down a full 9 table positions, it’s safe to say the strategy is a bust. Giampaolo will have to rethink the tactical approach from scratch.
Team captain Andrea Belotti is the squad’s main forward and the crux of all offensive actions. On the other side of the pitch, centre-back Armando Izzo bears the same burden, though the defensive line will be significantly weakened by the departure of Kevin Bonifazi. On the flip side, Napoli’s attacking midfielder Simone Verdi as the missing link between offence and defence that Torino seems to lack.
Beyond that, Giampaolo has expressed a goal of bringing the squad tactics back into a more modern age. This implies that possession will be more important than what we’ve previously seen.
Derby Della Mole or the Turin derby is one of the few inner-city derbies in Serie A. The derby against Juventus was first played in 1909 and these two teams played over 200 matches against each other in their history, mostly in Serie A. Their rivalry became even bigger after the WWII, when it even represented a class divide in Piedmont. The Torino fans represented the proletariat, the workers, while the Juventus fans represented the bourgeoisie.
Apart from the derby against Juventus, Torino regard Sampdoria as their rivals.
Torino are one of the oldest and traditionally successful Italian clubs. They enjoyed early success, as one of the clubs which were in Serie A from the beginning. They won seven Serie A titles and five Italian Cups. Torino are also one of the few clubs to have never played in competitions lower than Serie B and they spent only 12 seasons there, while they enjoyed 89 seasons in the top tier of Italian football.
The club enjoyed golden years in the 1940s when they won five consecutive titles. Torino won the first title in 1928, while their last win in Serie A came in 1977. Until 1989, Torino spent only one season in Serie B. However, since the middle of the 1990s, they became the club that spends an equal amount of time in Serie A and Serie B.