Gasperini substituted his captain in half time after he refused his orders, the Argentine didn’t leave the dressing room for the second half as Atalanta continued their poor performance with their third Champions League draw.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport has revealed that
refused his manager’s orders during the first half against
. Just before the half time as
were 1-0 down,
asked his captain to play on the right, which he refused with a sharp ‘no’, that could be easily heard in the empty stadium, which ended as he was replaced with
The manager admitted his side ‘lack energy and clarity in attack’ and some of his men are ‘out of condition’.
-minute goal saved La Dea from an away loss, as Gaspirini said
“A bit of nervousness has set in
” his team.
The 2-0 win at Anfield is their only win in six competitive games, and they are currently in 8
place in Serie A after 9 games.