Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini declared competitions against Liverpool ‘are fundamental’ for the Orobici’s dreams in the Champions League.
did gain four points from two competitions in the Champions League and the coach emphasized it will be necessary to achieve points against the Premier League champions.
“It will be important for us to score points and gain an advantage over Ajax, but this is theory. All matches must be played, every game is important.”
“These next matches will be fundamental,” he said at a press conference. “We face the strongest team in the group.
Gasperini mentioned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are ‘a point of reference’, similarly the Orobici encounter the winners of Champions League 2018-19 and the
champions of England
from last season.
is a point of reference for all coaches, he’s a motive of prestige to play against them,” Gasperini said at a press conference.
“The regret remains the lack of spectators, even in the away match. To hear their anthem would have been a great feeling.
“This is at the base of the most attacking teams, like us and them. The base always starts from knowing how to win back the ball and then propose yourself, I think this is the absence.”
“We will make the last assessments tomorrow. [Hans] Hateboer, [Jose Luis]
have a chance to recover.”
“For us, it’s a test of prestige, that’s the spirit. I will be able to establish the line-up tomorrow, the difficulty will only be due to the immediacy of the game, but there are no heavy injuries.”
Gasperini doesn’t have any decision to
Atalanta’s approach ahead of the big game
“We have come to play this competition after a long journey. It seems unlikely to distort our way of playing. I remove it from any kind of thought.”