on 12 August 2022 at 15:45
The coach of Atalanta Gian Piero Gasperini returns to speak and does so in the conference on the eve before the debut in the championship tomorrow against Sampdoria, these are his words collected by TMW.
FREULER – “Freuler had this opportunity, it materialized in a short time. He is a player I am very fond of, if he is happy with this I can only thank him and wish him the best. The team still has some resources, Koopmeiners arrived last year, then there is Scalvini who can have more space, there are De Roon and Pasalic ”.
EDERSON – “There will be no tomorrow. Then we will see how it will be next week ”.
PALOMINO – “We know well what the morality of this player is, his involuntary nature on the situation is quite clear. We are going to lose a very important player, in this beginning of the season we lost him, Demiral and Zappacosta. The two of them will be able to join from Tuesday, but they won’t be there tomorrow ”.
SQUAD – “I didn’t expect to find myself like this, but there are alternatives. However, we arrive at our own identity ”.
LOOKMAN – “Lookman started this week, I had a good impression, now we have to try to insert it”.
CHAMPIONSHIP – “We are getting to the heart, but it is too early to take stock. Tomorrow will be the first of the championship, everyone is waiting, all the teams arrive with doubts and certainties ”.
ATTACK – “I will not go into this topic, my conversations with the company have always been clear. The President was there yesterday too, when he speaks he does so very clearly. There are very precise inputs given by the president, now we must try to implement them. He is a person that I admire a lot, six years ago he proposed to me his desire for how to work with Atalanta. We will see if these inputs are realized, it is an important moment. This is a team that always gives everything, I have never given any excuses when there are no results, there has always been attachment ”.
MARKET – “I know what the inputs are, then you have to try to realize them. There are two sporting directors, Luca Percassi works night and day, I have the utmost confidence in the indications given. Are we close to one of the roads? I can’t tell you, something happens. The other night I said something trivial, then many have embroidered on it. Was more expected? Maybe yes, but all in here. If it has not been possible, perhaps it will be done in these days. But embroidering on it is part of the game ”.
MIRANCHUK – “If he can come back? Now he is in Turin, I also wish him to be able to do well, so maybe Turin redeems him: he has this opportunity in an important square “.
OKOLI – “It is a beautiful reality at the start of the season, he has made significant progress, but that he had important means we have known for some time. It has had a nice evolution, it needs to be enhanced ”.
SAMPDORIA – “It remains an important place despite the situation, it always manages to set up a valuable team. They know football, they have always had important players: it won’t be easy, but we have the right confidence ”.
HISTORICAL BLOCK – “The team hasn’t changed at all compared to last year, we have our identity. What will happen in this championship is unpredictable, from now to the break there are 15 league games, almost a group. The games count for a lot, in the space of three months a large slice of the championship is played ”.
MALINOVSKYI – “As long as the market is open, rumors and requests arrive every day, we must be open. Keeping the market open until September 1st, it is normal for there to be sudden situations like Freuler. It is much more important the design that one sets, the inputs that have been established and to be able to achieve the objectives “.
MURIEL-ZAPATA – “It is the fourth year they have played together, it is true that in other years they played less together”.
DE ROON AND SCALVINI – “If I can choose, they both play, in midfield I have Scalvini, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Ederson and Pasalic. De Roon in defense did some excellent races. If we lose both Demiral and Palomino we will have to think about it, but if you are faced with an emergency situation then think about it. Scalvini’s evolution is in midfield, but it is not excluded that he may also play behind ”.
PASALIC – “His greatest strength is when he plays advanced, he has skills and insertion times. There is no fixed role, for that I say we are not in an emergency in midfield “.