TURIN – There is still a lot to fix in the Toro shipyard. This is normal, even for how the summer has developed: the long retreat in Austria with some largely incomplete departments justifies the grenades in all respects, which up to now have in any case done their duty to the end. With the qualification in the Italian Cup and with the 4 points collected in the championship, while last year these days the ranking was still nailed to zero. In the analysis of the first two races of Toro against Monza and Lazio one thing cannot but catch the eye. With two sides of the coin: one positive, for how the team managed to capitalize on the opportunities created, the other negative, simply because the trend cannot always be this. The total number of shots should make you think: Taurus 13th in this ranking, with 23 total conclusions, of which 7 in the mirror of the goal. The margins for improvement, in this sense, are considerable. And they must be analyzed department by department.
First with a focus on jumpers. The music this year inevitably changed with the departure of Gleison Bremer, extraordinary last year in head shots. Every time he attended the opponent’s area, the Bull aroused a fear that he now has to rediscover: a Schuurs and Good morning, in particular, the task of creating dangers on inactive balls, but hitting corners well is an indispensable condition for hurting. Then the historical moment of the exteriors must be considered. Singo he is not yet in optimal conditions: when he goes to the bottom, his bucking rarely ends with a precise cross. Reason why the Bull limps on the shots: without the right balls from the flanks there is little road. On the left chain it fared better, though Aina has characteristics other than Vojvoda: the Nigerian is not a man of easy crosses, the Kosovar yes. And his absence has somewhat reduced the danger of the grenade on the left-handed side. If yes, he ends little in goal, then, it is also the “fault” of the change in midfield. Curls does not have the conclusion in the DNA, Lukic yes: the absence of the Serbian, on the pitch only in a segment of the second half against Lazio, had its weight. Also because Linetty has a markedly defensive identity.
Last, but clearly not least, the contribution of the attacking midfielders. Good Radonjic and Miranchuk in Monza, so did the Serbian and Vlasic against Lazio. The understanding is to be refined, because first of all both must understand Juric’s requests well. Radonjic is the player who jumps the man best of all while Vlasic does not have Praet’s ability (for this Juric invokes his return) to tie the game, facilitating one last fluid passage. Sanabria and Pellegri have not yet fully benefited from the quality of the exteriors: it takes time to oil all the mechanisms. What it works very well, for the moment, it is ball possession: Toro 7th in Serie A with an average of 28’28 ”per game. In this sense, Ricci’s growth is undeniable, the true brain of a team that has the potential to make better use of the ability to keep the ball. The former Empoli dictates the times, but above all helps to avoid spending precious energy in ball recoveries. Possession can help increase the number of shots and consequently increase the chances of the Bull becoming lethal. The “work in progress” sign hangs in the Philadelphia: it will stay there for a while.