After an impressive 4-1 victory in Serie A, Gian Piero Gasperini reacted to his players’ impressive display against Benevento.
Atalanta is finally starting to get similar sensations from previous seasons and Gasperini is relieved for it. The Italian manager has led this modest football club to compete against the very best in the continent through incredible offensive football. Today against Benevento, Ilicic and Duvan Zapata played an impressive game that got them a comfortable 4-1 victory.
This win placed them in the fourth position of the tournament with 31 points as they still maintain their competitive nature from previous seasons. It’s safe to say that Atalanta can finally be considered one of the title contenders in Serie A. They’ve earned this recognition through hard work and results.
Gasperini’s assessment of today’s win.
The Italian manager can’t be more excited for his side’s moment as he confirmed they are finally in contention for the title this season. “We played a very good first half and then conceded a goal against the run of play, which can completely transform a game,” Gasperini told Sky Sport Italia. “However, my players kept their heads, didn’t change their attitude at all, and continued to push forward in winning the match.
“That is a great strength, maintaining that mentality. Of course, the quality of the players raises the chances of winning, so Ilicic was extraordinary today, but we’ve had goals and assists from everyone over the last few weeks. When we attack, we know that we’re likely to score and have many options we can score with.”