Wednesday July 31 2019
Mazzarri: 'Forget Torino victory'

Walter Mazzarri urges Torino to “forget the 3-0 first leg result, we want to win here too” in the Europa League preliminary round with Debrecen.

The decider is in Hungary on Thursday at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT).

“The first leg was very positive for us, as we managed to score three goals and prevented Debrecen from expressing their potential,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“However, we mustn’t think that it’s done and dusted, because we are facing an organised team that has always achieved very good results on their home turf. They’ll do everything to turn this result around.

“We’ve got to focus on ourselves, as we have an identity and style of football that is consolidated. We must forget the first leg result, as we want to win here too.”

Iago Falque, Lyanco, Sasa Lukic and Ola Aina have not made the trip, so Simone Zaza is expected to start with Andrea Belotti.

“We’ve got limited options, but compared to the first leg, I only really have to replace Iago Falque,” continued Mazzarri.

“I can rely on the lads at my disposal. We already saw last season that once we got that team mentality, we could rotate and still have similar performances.

“I have more experience in Europe than these players, so I drilled into them all week that they mustn’t let concentration levels drop. We have to take control of the match.

“I also told them that victory has to become normal for us rather than an exception, so they had one day off after the game and then straight back to work.

“The lads have absorbed that mentality and step on to the field in order to give their all. Now I expect the final step up in quality, with everyone helping each other out.”

Torino (probable):Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Bremer; De Silvestri, Meité, Baselli, Ansaldi; Berenguer, Belotti, Zaz

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