Friday November 8 2019
Mazzarri demands 'same Juve spirit'

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri has called on his side to show the same hunger against Brescia as they did in the derby with Juventus last week.

The Granata lost the derby 1-0 to a Matthijs de Ligt goal, but Mazzarri - speaking at his pre-Brescia Press conference - was happy with the performance of his team.

"In the derby we regained our compactness, we put in a strong performance. The lads must show the same spirit as they did against Juve.

"We must make the most of this positivity, we have to face every team the same way we did last Saturday."

The former Watford coach has a mini injury crisis on his hands, with Simone Zaza the latest to fall victim.

"I had times in the past when I had lots of players absent [through injury], but I never talked about it.

"There's no need to cry about it. I don't want any alibis, I just want to motivate the players who come in as replacements."

Among those is winger Iago Falque, although Mazzarri was more positive about Spaniard and winger Alex Berenguer.

"Iago's had an awkward year. He had an injury and now he has another not so small. We hope to get him back soon. Berenguer's doing well."

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