Gian Piero Gasperini supports his team after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Udinese and insists Milan “deserves credit” for promotion in Serie A table.
’s early goal in this week 10 fixture, which was reprogrammed in December due to the waterlogged pitch.
“Conceding a goal after 25 seconds made it more complicated for a game that was already difficult anyway,”
told Sky Sport Italia.
“We had to play a really good first half to get it back on track. Considering the way it started, we have to accept this as a good result.
“We made up for an early error and spent almost the entire game in their half.Udinese
kept slowing the playdown, breaking it up, so there was very little football in the second period and that’s disappointing.”
Gasp was asked about the team’s rotation as a victory here would have allowedAtalanta
to jump into third place.
“Playing every three days, we have to rotate, and we’ve got talented players with many different characteristics. We’ll start thinking about
from this evening, it’s an important match for us, it ends the first half of the season and we are in a position to fight it out with the big clubs.
“We are in the
, we’re up against the
leaders next and it’ll be a way of testing ourselves.
“Milan deserves so much credit for all they’ve achieved in the first half of the season, even through difficulties and injuries.
and his squad deserve praise.”