Milinkovic-Savic: ‘We didn’t play well, but we remained humble and calm’

by | Aug 16, 2021 13:13

Torino advanced after penalties against 10-man Cremonese in the first round of the Coppa Italia and goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic admitted ‘we didn’t play well’.

The Granata needed extra time and then penalties to overcome Cremonese in the chaotic Coppa Italia game.

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It ended in a goalless stalemate and the match was eventually decided on penalties, when Torino prevailed to the second round.

“There were many difficulties,” Milinkovic-Savic told Torino Channel. “But we remained humble and calm until the end, and we brought home the win, even if we didn’t play well.

“I don’t want to say anything [about my own performance], I can only say that in my opinion, we are ready to start the new championship.”

Toro open Serie A 2021-22 against Atalanta at the Grande Torino on August 21, before travelling to Fiorentina in the second round seven days later.

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epa09151203 Torino's goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match Bologna FC vs Torino FC at Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, 21 April 2021. EPA-EFE/ELISABETTA BARACCHI

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