Torino's manager, Giampiero Ventura, is right. His side played a good game and really troubled Roma. If they only played like this every week, they'd be a lot higher up the table.
They came into the game having ended a run of four straight defeats with a win over Livorno, but on a night like this one they'd trouble any Serie A side. It's impressive for a club that's just been promoted, and if they can hold on to key players and make a couple of additions, they could be a side to watch next term.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia after the game (here via football-italia.net), Ventura said:
I think we had a good game and Roma had to contend with more scoring opportunities than throughout the rest of the season.
On the one hand there is regret we lost the game, but on the other I am happy as this team is improving constantly in the way it reads the play, the timing and combinations.
I don’t agree that Torino waited for Roma, but we needed to break in when they left the spaces. We didn’t play well against Bologna and Sampdoria, so we couldn’t argue with those results. We could against Napoli and this result here, while the Turin Derby is always going to be tough.
When you come to Roma and create this many clear-cut chances, it’s impressive for a side that was in Serie B last season.
Our objective was safety and we achieved that. The second target was to reach the end of the season with more maturity, confidence and with a stronger mentality than before.
I don’t believe anyone this season really dominated us apart from Bologna, which was because we didn’t play football that day.