Torino coach Walter Mazzarri publicly apologised after a 7-0 home defeat to Atalanta, but did not resign. “Everything was indefensible. All we can do is apologise.”
The Granata had never in their Serie A history conceded seven goals in a home fixture, but ultimately it could’ve been worse, because goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was their best player on the night.
Ultras walked out with 30 minutes to go and began protesting outside the stadium, aiming much of their abuse at President Urbano Cairo and coach Mazzarri.
Some players, above all Lorenzo De Silvestri and youth team striker Vincenzo Millico, were in tears at the final whistle.
“I have come here to apologise for an indefensible performance. I have already told the players we are going straight into a training retreat, then we’ll see what happens,” Mazzarri told DAZN.
“Everything was indefensible today. This performance was unjustifiable. All we can do is apologise. There is nothing more to say.”
Torino will play Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-final on Tuesday.