"The team played with character," he told reporters. "Torino put in a great performance, as they came back from 3-0 down and could've scored the fourth, but we countered that reaction with one of our own.
"Compliments to Toro and a slap on the back of the head for us. I feared we could lose this game, but I wanted to win it.
"Torino scored some great goals, moved the ball around neatly and surprised us. We got a little scared after a while and, despite the fact these are experienced players, it can still happen. Fortunately we reacted."
Fiorentina are currently fourth in Serie A with 58 points from 33 matches.