Atalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini is unbalanced on season goal

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Gasperini aims to win the Coppa Italia

Gian Piero Gasperini, coach of Atalanta since 2016, spoke on Radio Rai 1 during the program “Radio Anch’io lo Sport.”

The Nerazzurri coach said, “Someone says that Atalanta has changed its skin, but I have to say that the team has changed a lot. Some players have left, others we haven’t had yet this season. It is clear that there has been an important change in the team, however, what has allowed us to do well has also helped the new additions, especially young ones, to find confidence.”

“They are part of the same team that has given us great satisfaction. A team that launched me in Serie A. These guys have all become technicians. Palladino’s debut and Bocchetti’s debut bode well,” he added regarding the ‘newcomers’ on the Monza and Verona benches.

Gasperini concluded with a thought on the chances of aiming for the Scudetto: “The world of soccer pushes in all other directions, toward teams with more of a following, which seems to be the first requirement to compete. We cannot say, with our resources, that we are fighting for the Scudetto. This is the reality we have to take note of. We will aim for the Italian Cup. As far as I am concerned, getting to the Champions League for three years means we have turned on all the spotlights.”

For the past two years the Scudetto has been won by Milanese teams, first Inter and then Milan. Previously, for nine seasons in a row, it had gone to Juventus, which was able to win it with first Antonio Conte on the bench (three successes for the Salento native), then Massimiliano Allegri (five) and then Maurizio Sarri, who, however, was later replaced by Andrea Pirlo. At the beginning of the millennium, the last two Scudetti went to teams with non-vertical striped jerseys: Lazio won it in 2000, Roma in 2001.

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