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Gasperini on their busy schedule: 'We should take one game at a time.'

Fri 20 November 2020 | 19:57

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini says he will 'take one game at a time' and plans to see the 'best' of his team facing Spezia on Saturday.

Regardless of the significant face-off against


on Wednesday, Gasperini emphasized that he will have a large portion of his squad accessible and without many injuries or Covid cases, accordingly he can zero in on each fixture in turn, beginning with


on Saturday. 

Ruslan Malinovskyi

tested positive for Covid-19 while on an international break and affirmed

Mattia Caldara

is out due to injury, however, the rest should be fine for the game against Spezia. 

“We take one game at a time, there are no programmes,” Gasperini said at a press conference.

“You can plan a little more if you have to recover some injuries. At the moment we have everyone available except Mattia Caldara and Malinovskyi, so we take one game at a time.”

“The transition is gone, you play every game to the best of your ability,” Gasperini said. “The transition is used after the break to know the newcomers.

“There won’t be any national breaks until the end of March, we will have many matches until December 23.

“Each match becomes important to give our path meaning, it must be like the first day of the season.”

However, national duties have made a few difficulties for Gasperini, as he has been given a brief period to work with his squad since the game against Inter. 

“There are eight players I see today and who are training for the first time since the match against Inter, this is undoubtedly a problem.

“Not only for us, but also for other teams. We have to get over everything. It’s not a good situation and the break is difficult to understand, like these interruptions and the friendly matches.”

Gasperini said the team needs to 'adapt' to the new version of European football yet doesn't wish for it to influence their presentations in

Serie A


“It will be games with different levels of difficulty, but they are all dangerous,” Gasperini said. “The League is difficult. We understand that there’s great balance.

“Liverpool and the Champions League have a heavy load because you have to play every week, but that’s the way it is, and we must adapt.

“The important thing is to see the best


against Spezia. They are well organised and have great enthusiasm, so far they have collected a good haul of points.”


source: SportMob