Atalanta climbed to third place in the table with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria. Gian Piero Gasperini said after the game La Dea suffered a lot in the game.
It wasn’t an easy game. We suffered in the first part, but we created some good opportunities. We improved throughout the game and we did well once we scored the opener,
” Gasperini told DAZN after the Marassi clash.
Serie A is a balanced league and it’s always difficult to face these kinds of teams. These games are complicated and it happens not to win all of them. It’s a problem we share with other clubs
,” the coach added.
“You can’t dominate for 90 minutes, but we played a very nice game and we deserved to win.”
Josip Ilicic came on in the second half and the Italian coach was happy with his decision.
“Ilicic did well. He even played as a centre forward. I am always happy with him, but he can’t play every game. It’s crucial that he feels well.”
Robin Gosens, who scored Atalanta’s second goal, became the top scorer defender in Europe’s top five leagues.
“Full-backs are essential for us. They can be an added value in both phases. Gosens is extraordinary for the way he finalises the action.
“Maehle had scored his first goal too, but it was ruled out for offside. He has a good personality and he can find the net in the future.”
Gasperini watched the game from the stands due to suspension.
“You are far from the pitch. You’d like your indications to arrive immediately. We are so in sync players may not need me anymore.”