Saturday March 9 2019
Mazzarri keeping Torino 'focused'

Coach Walter Mazzarri has “spent all week trying to keep Torino on high alert, as Frosinone deserve the utmost respect.”

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“Frosinone have improved considerably since changing Coach to Marco Baroni and caused problems for every team they faced, often losing undeservedly,” said Mazzarri in his Press conference.

“They tell me the atmosphere at the Stadio Stirpe is passionate and we must be on top of our game to get the result we’re looking for.

“Let’s not forget Frosinone made life difficult for us when we faced them in Turin too and deserve the utmost respect. I’ve spent all week trying to keep my players on high alert and ensure they are fully concentrated.”

Toro beat bottom of the table Chievo 3-0 last week, but all the goals were scored in the final 15 minutes.

“We won that game, but I didn’t like the performance. We could’ve done much, much better. We’ve worked on this in training and hope to reflect that against Frosinone.”

Nonetheless, it was the Granata’s sixth consecutive clean sheet – a new all-time club record – and put them in joint sixth place with Atalanta and Lazio.

“I don’t want to look at the table at this moment. We’ve just got to focus on improving one game at a time,” warned Mazzarri.

“Having said that, it doesn’t mean we are lacking in ambition.”

Sasa Lukic picked up an injury in training on Friday and is believed to be out of action, while Ola Aina is likely to make it only for the bench.

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