Mihajlovic: For an hour we didn’t turn up

Sinisa Mihajlovic admits his side could have beaten Fiorentina on Monday night had they 'turned-up' earlier.

Torino found themselves two-goals down in the first half after being breached by Riccardo Saponara and Nikola Kalinic. 

Andrea Belotti then netted a second half brace but only after missing a penalty, minutes before opening his account.

Mihajlovic says he was proud of his side's comeback, but would rather have secured all three points.

The manager said: "For an hour we didn’t turn up.

“That meant it was hard to get anything. After the missed penalty it looked like it was only going one way, but we redeemed ourselves and I saw the Torino I wanted.

“I do wonder why we didn’t turn up for the first hour, we prepared one game and played another. The game could have been finished after the penalty, but then I saw the Toro I like.

“We’d prepared to press them high, we wanted to cause them problems psychologically because I know what the climate is like in Florence when things are against you, I thought we could take advantage of that.

“In the second half we managed to put things right, [Luca] Rossettini gave greater security to the whole defensive unit, slowly we started to believe in ourselves and we drew.

“The comeback and the reaction were positive, so we’ll start again from that.”

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