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Sunday January 12 2020
Mazzarri: 'Verdi must show respect'

Torino beat Bologna 1-0, but coach Walter Mazzarri was extremely irritable, warning Simone Verdi will be dropped if he “doesn’t show respect.”

The tactician was visibly irked during the post-match interview with Sky Sport Italia and exchanged some tense words with pundit Gianluca Marocchi.

“I tip my hat to Sinisa Mihajlovic and his collaborators, because Bologna are an impressive team and caused us a lot of problems today,” started Mazzarri.

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Friday January 10 2020
Mazzarri: 'Deserved to go through'

Walter Mazzarri claimed the circumstances made it a “hard” win over Genoa but felt Torino “deserved” to advance to the last eight of the Coppa Italia.

Genoa had a goal disallowed for offside against 10-men Torino during the 1-1 match, eventually ending in a penalty shoot-out at the Grande Olimpico.

The Granata went through on penalties and Mazzarri admitted it was a tough match against the Rossoblu.

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Wednesday January 8 2020
Mazzarri: 'Nicola's Genoa unknown'

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri says he doesn't know what to expect against Davide Nicola's Genoa ahead of their Coppa Italia clash. "We can only look to their game against Sassuolo."

Nicola has only been in charge for one game, winning 2-1 against Sassuolo, and Mazzarri says they will be a different side.

“The only reference we have is the game against Sassuolo. His arrival has had an effect on the team, and they will be in high spirits,” said Mazzarri in his press conference.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Mazzarri: 'Belotti a warrior'

Walter Mazzarri praised “warrior” Andrea Belotti for leading the way in a 2-0 victory away to Roma, but warned Torino “must always have this determination.”

The Granata were in desperate need of a boost after their shock home defeat to SPAL and certainly got it, as they hadn’t won away to Roma in Serie A since 2007.

Belotti was the star with a brace, but Salvatore Sirigu was also decisive after a series of saves.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Report: Besiktas make Zaza bid

Turkish side Besiktas have seen a bid for Torino striker Simone Zaza rejected, claims Tuttosport.

Zaza has been at Torino since the summer of 2018, when he arrived on loan with obligation to buy from Valencia.

However, the former Juventus man has fallen down the pecking order under Walter Mazzarri.

Now, Tuttosport reports Besiktas - known to be in the market for a new No 9 - have tabled an offer of €10m for Zaza.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Mazzarri: 'Can't explain lack of focus'

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri admits he is struggling to understand why his side constantly switch off during games. “It’s difficult to explain all these incidents...”

Toro have fluctuated from good to bad within the space of a single match, the most famous case coming in the 3-3 draw with Verona after they were 3-0 up, and Mazzarri is at a loss to explain why.

“It’s what I’ve tried to correct. It’s difficult to explain what happened in Verona,” he said at a press conference.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Mazzarri takes Torino blame

Walter Mazzarri took the blame after 10-man Torino lost 2-1 to SPAL. “I probably shouldn’t have introduced another striker, but gone for damage limitation instead.”

It was 1-1 when Gleison Bremer was sent off on 55 minutes, but Mazzarri threw on Simone Zaza and they were caught out by an Andrea Petagna header.

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Friday December 20 2019
Mazzarri: 'Incredible Verona comeback'

Torino coach Walter Mazzarri confesses its hard to digest throwing away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Verona. “Nothing like that has ever happened to me before.”

The Granata raced into a 3-0 lead at the Stadio Bentegodi before Ivan Juric’s side scored three goals inside 15 minutes to claim a point, and Mazzarri doesn’t understand how it happened.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Mazzarri: 'Torino arrogant at 3-0'

Walter Mazzarri feels Torino "got what we deserved" after throwing away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Verona. "We became arrogant and forgot we were."

Mazzarri’s side were 3-0 up with only half an hour to go away to Verona, before capitulating and conceding three times inside 15 minutes.

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Sunday December 15 2019
Mazzarri: 'Verona a revelation'

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri called today's opponents Hellas Verona "the revelation of the season, alongside Cagliari," and is prepared for battle with Andrea Belotti's return.

The Granata travel to Verona at 11.30 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

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