Monday September 30 2019
Mazzarri slams ‘self-destructing’ Toro

Walter Mazzarri slammed his Torino side for “self-destructing” against Parma but maintained their 3-2 defeat was “undeserved in every sense”.

Torino had battled back from a goal down to lead Parma 2-1, but a red card to Bremer and a late Roberto Inglese finish meant they left the Tardini with nothing to show for.

“Playing more than an hour with 10 men undoubtedly affects you,” Mazzarri said after the game.

“We were playing well with 11 and it would’ve been a different game, even if it wasn’t that we played badly with 10 men.

“After that, we conceded nonsense goals, like the 2-2. That was a gift to our opponents. Therefore, it was an undeserved result in every sense.

“We tend to self-destruct. How can we concede on the counter a minute later? Baselli loses the ball in the middle of the park and it ends up in our net.

“Itwas the situation we’d thought about avoiding for a week, and then... Games are sometimes almost written: Izzo had the ball for the 3-2 goal and almost fell over it, instead of getting rid of it.

“We could’ve ended the first half ahead and instead we conceded with the last kick as Izzo came out looking for the ball instead of putting it out.

“We had to lose, it was written.”

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