A few hours after the challenge with his former team, the granata coach draws new goals: “We want eighth place”. Outside Miranchuk
May 13 – Turin
Ivan Juric returns to Verona tomorrow at lunchtime, “in the city where my heart will remain forever, Verona saved me”. But he immediately warns his former team, now engaged in the fight not to relegate. “We need points, we want to do very well. I want the team to finish as high as possible: our goal is to finish ahead of all the teams fighting for eighth place. We want to be in first place in this group: ours is a strong goal”.
Before leaving for the Veronese retreat, Torino lost Miranchuk due to a microfracture in the little toe of one foot. “Mira took a blow against Monza, and broke his little toe – says Juric -, he has been in a lot of pain these past few days, which is why we decided to give him a week off to make him recover well. I hope to have him back next game.” The coach unties the Schuurs knot: he’s fine and will be in Verona tomorrow. “Schuurs has done well the last two workouts with us without any problems, Aina is fine too. For Radonjic, on the other hand, it will still take a little more time”.
In the speeches on the eve of the two refereeing wrongs that Turin had to suffer last Sunday against Monza, or the two penalties not awarded to the grenade in the final. “The refereeing wrongs took away two points from us, it was a scandal – recalls Juric -, in such a balanced ranking context these are very serious mistakes”. Our thoughts immediately turn to the immediate future, to the type of match awaiting Toro in Verona: “In my starting grid at the start of the championship, I put Verona ahead of us. They are an ultra-aggressive team, so it will be a very man-to-man, aggressive game with great pace. What interests us is to do well, right now I’m really excited about the growth the team is experiencing”. Impossible not to mention Ivan Ilic, tomorrow for the first time he will return as an opponent at Bentegodi. “But during the week I saw him concentrated on work – underlines Juric -, he is indeed a young boy but he already has the right experience to tackle this type of race without problems”.
Toro enjoys the super Sanabria of the period: 11 goals in Serie A, of which 9 in 2023. He equaled his scoring record in a European championship, from Verona he will go in search of the record. “With him we found the right balance – adds the Turin coach -. Sanabria is a particular striker: I was talking about him just a few days ago. He’s a fake nine, and we prefer to let him express himself freely with the characteristics of him inside the penalty area. I hope he maintains this hunger for goals and continues to make us play well. In the last three-four months he’s been doing really good things.” The presence of him at the center of Toro’s attack is taken for granted tomorrow, like that of Vlasic on the trocar. Wide open ballot between Seck and Karamoh for the third shirt: “They’re both doing very well: one of them will leave, the other will then take over”.
May 13, 2023 (change May 13, 2023 | 4:46 pm)
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