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We suffered a little bit, but the victory is justified – Gasperini

Sun 18 April 2021 | 16:44

Atalanta boss praises his men for the victory against Juventus.

Atalanta

faced

Juventus

today in a Serie A clash and a late goal by

ruslan malinovskyi

secured a 1-0 victory for Gasperini’s side.

Atalanta boss

Gian Piero Gasperini

admitted in a post-match interview with

Sky Sport Italia

that they were a little bit off at the beginning, however, he insists that the victory was absolutely ‘justified’.

“This win means we can beat them. I want to praise the lads because we beat a strong team. Juventus remain a powerful side. We suffered a little bit, but the victory is justified, and we are proud of it,”

Gasperini said.

“We were without Hateboer and Romero, who’s been essential for us, especially when we play with a four-man defense.

“We had prepared the game thinking about the whole 90 minutes. We knew the game could be decided in the final minutes and that subs could have been crucial.

“It was a difficult game for our strikers and we had to be compact at the back. Juventus have some great players like Morata and McKennie who can run into open spaces.

“We are strong in the defensive phase, don’t forget we played 75 minutes down to ten-man against Real Madrid. Today we kept the balance in a challenging game. We had a few more chances than them.”

The Italian also commented on his side's chances for a top-four finish.

He added:

“It’s still early. Seven games are remaining until the end of the season. This win is important, but the path is still long. There are many clubs in the race for a top-four finish.”

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