Serie A Torino

Antonio Sanabria Discusses Wearing the No. 9 Shirt & Torino Manager Juric

Torino attacker Antonio Sanabria sat down with Serie A ahead of Matchday 7 to speak about taking over the reins from Andrea Belotti, his goals for the Granata, and coach Ivan Juric.

Starting Role at Torino

Sanabria has made 50 appearances for Torino to date, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists. As a result of Belotti’s departure, he has taken over the No. 9 shirt.

“I have huge respect for Belotti for everything he gave to this club. While certain numbers may be important for people, it’s just a number to me – what matters is the club that’s on the badge.”

Most Important Goals

The 26-year-old Italian attacker joined Torino on January 31, 2021, for €6.5 million.

“I’d say my first goal or the penultimate game under Nicola against Lazio away from home when we needed a result to keep our Serie A survival hopes alive.”

Manager Ivan Juric 

47-year-old Juric was appointed by the Granata on July 1, 2021 and has since secured a record of 18W-12D-17L during his 47 matches at the helm.

“I think the coach says what he’s thinking. He’s up front and calls it how it is, whether it might annoy people or not. That’s something we’re grateful for, particularly in the football world, where people often don’t say what they think.”