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"Torino lost because of details" - Giampaolo

Sat 05 December 2020 | 19:33

Marco Giampaolo confirms Torino lost to Juventus due to "details", but believes he's possibly realized why they fumbled 19 points from leading situations.

It was his first game back after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks ago.

However, as observed in this season, the Granata crumbled in the final minutes and ended up losing 2-1.

Both of Juve's goals were practically the same, two floated Juan Cuadrado crosses for Weston McKennie and Leonardo Bonucci free headers.

We’ve already talked about this, we will continue to talk about it and it can get us nowhere. I focus only on this match

,” Giampaolo told.

We lost this game due to details

."

It’s about how we track back, how we defend, how we cover the spaces, where our positioning is. We had done it all so well, but a few errors and we get punished.

When Simone Zaza was substituted, he got into a row with the coach on the touchline.

He didn’t want to come off and that is part of the adrenaline of the game. I get angry in the moment, but it passes quickly

,” Giampaolosaid with a smile.

The mistakes we made were after winning back the ball. If we give it straight back again and don’t pass it with quality, that means you are constantly under pressure and chasing the ball. It takes up a lot of energy and that may well be why we run out of steam towards the end.

"

We have to pass our way out from the opposition press and that’s not something we do well enough. This is a very vertical team and I have to go with the characteristics of my players.

Torino

changed to a 3-5-2 line-up over the last few plays, something Giampaolo infrequently did in his career.

With a three or five-man defence, the positioning changes. There were some specific things we didn’t do and the lads are at times acting as if it’s still four at the back, but we need to adjust.

"

We allowed three or four shots throughout the game, it’s not as if we had general difficulty, but throughout the season we have conceded a remarkable number of goals for very few attempts. Basically, if there are four shots, we concede two goals.


source: SportMob