Juric wanted more Torino ‘determination’

by | Sep 17, 2021 22:31

Ivan Juric feels Torino ‘could’ve been a bit more determined in front of goal’ after their late 1-0 win at Sassuolo, having seen numerous chances go to waste.

The Granata notched up their second consecutive victory and it was only decided by a late Marko Juric goal, but they dominated at the Mapei Stadium this evening.

Before that strike, they had rattled the woodwork twice and seen two chances cleared off the line.

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“I liked the performance, we allowed Sassuolo very little and thoroughly deserved our victory,” Juric told DAZN.

“When you hit the post twice and see goal-line clearances, there’s not much you can say. We could’ve been a bit more determined in front of goal and next time must try to break the deadlock earlier.”

Josip Brekalo was one of those who thumped the frame of the goal, but Dennis Praet limped off with a suspected hamstring injury.

“Brekalo had a great game, then Pjaca knows how to be decisive off the bench. It’s a pity about Praet, but we also have Simone Verdi and Karol Linetty for that role.

“The lads are all working well and there’s a good atmosphere in the team.”

Tommaso Pobega impressed in midfield, on loan from Milan, and Juric revealed he has been tracking the Italy Under-21 international for some time.

“We had already monitored him at Hellas Verona, after his experience at Pordenone. He did well with Spezia last season, even if he didn’t always play. He has great potential, but has to improve on the ball.”

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