'It's hugely important for us' - Stramaccioni eyes three points from Torino clash

The Inter coach believes that a victory against Giampiero Ventura's side in their upcoming fixture is vital for the Nerazzurri
Andrea Stramaccioni believes that Inter must beat Torino in their Serie A fixture if they are to stand any chance of challenging for the top three positions in the league.

Inter lie four points behind third-placed Lazio, and are nine adrift of league-leaders Juventus.

"Tomorrow is a game that we cannot and do not want to get wrong. It's hugely important for us as we chase the top spots," the 37-year-old told Inter's official website.

Whilst his side will go in to the clash as favourites, Strammaccioni knows that Il Granata will be no pushovers.

"We'll be facing a team in great form. Torino have managed to get some consistent results going now thanks to [Giampiero] Ventura.

"They were a little unlucky in the first part of the season and they dropped a few points, but they're more consistent now and they've also got some of their players back, apart from Ogbonna. They're on a high."

However, Inter will look to play their own game against the 11th-placed side, and Stramaccioni added: "Some of the big teams in Serie A have adapted their game against Torino.

"We're not going to change but we do have great respect for Ventura's side."

The Milanese side are currently fourth in Serie A but three points against Torino would leave them within reach of a Champions League place.