Torino coach Ivan Juric admitted he ‘expected a lot more’ from the Granata after the win on penalties against Cremonese. ‘I’m worried, we need new players’.
Toro eventually qualified for the second round in the Coppa Italia but struggled to overcome 10-man Cremonese.
Andrea Belotti went off with a sprained ankle in a chaotic match that finished 0-0 after extra time, before the Granata won 4-1 on penalties.
“I expected a lot more, I thought we were ahead of the absences. I didn’t like how we played,” Juric told the club’s official website.
“We lost [Simone] Zaza and [Ben Lhassine] Kone, Belotti took a bad blow on the ankle, which swelled, but I hope it’s nothing serious.
“For the next match, we will recover Bremer and [Antonio] Sanabria.”
Juric said Torino must bring in some new faces before the transfer market closes.
“Right now, I’m worried,” Juric added. “We have to improve and bring in new players. In this way, we aren’t going anywhere.”