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Gosens: ‘You have to thank Mister Gasperini’

Sun 20 June 2021 | 12:48

Robin Gosens believes Gian Piero Gasperini is the one who brought out his inner goalscorer.

Germany

full-back

Robin Gosens

was able to play impressively in their 4-2 win against

Portugal

in

Euro 2020

on Saturday, according to

Goal

.

Despite having a goal disallowed early on, Gosens managed to get one on the board in the second half after getting an assist for Kai Havertz.

It was his second goal for his national side. His first goal was in their 7-1 friendly win with Latvia before Euro 2020 began.

The 26-year-old approached the tournament off the back of his most prolific season at

Atalanta

as he was able to score 11 goals in Serie A this season.

He has credited Atalanta coach

Gian Piero Gasperini

for his goalscoring heroics against Portugal and believes it was his coach who brought out his inner goalscorer.

"You have to thank Mister Gasperini," he told reporters. "He had a great influence on it and these qualities that seem to have slumbered in me a bit were tickled out of me with the game system in Bergamo.

"I've been there for four years now and have internalized the system. I'm someone who likes to take part in the offensive game and I also have the dynamism and the time to score a goal like today."

When he was asked whether the quality of his performances at the Euros could lead to a bigger team snapping him up, Gosens, who still have two years on his contract with Atalanta, said that he will think about his future after the tournament.

"I don't know. The Bergamo sports director has already written to me and expressed his congratulations," he said. "I think they are just happy for me now and proud that I played a good game at a European Championship.

"It certainly happens that you end up on the screen of other teams through such an achievement, but we'll take a look at it after the Euros. Now the focus is fully on the tournament, we want to get as far as possible."

Germany have two points from their first two games and are one point behind France. They will round off the group stage with a match against Hungary on June 23.


source: SportMob