Monday July 14 2014
El Kaddouri: No Toro target

Torino’s Omar El Kaddouri says his side have no fixed targets for the season ahead.

The Granata enjoyed a highly impressive Serie A campaign last time out, finishing seventh while playing an expansive style of football.

Following Parma’s exclusion from Europe, Toro’s League position was enough to earn them a place in this season’s Europa League.

However, the attacking midfielder admitted he would have preferred to secure qualification through results on the pitch.

“When I knew I was leaving Napoli I spoke to my agent, who assured me I would definitely go back to Torino,” El Kaddouri, who is back for a second loan spell at Stadio Olimpico, told reporters today.

“Everyone knew what I wanted because I was happy last year. I want to avoid certain injuries that have held me back.

“Obviously I want my goal and assist tallies to grow. Being more familiar with the movement that the boss wants now, I will be able to do better.

“The missed penalty in Florence was the worst moment [last season], it would have been nicer to qualify [for the Europa League] without what happened to Parma.

“The boss says that we should play game by game, to win all the time.

“Last year Ventura didn’t give us a fixed target either, he told us to try to be different from the other teams.

“We played a good style of football, even against good opponents.”

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