Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini seems to be quite calm despite having to host Inter in a significant blockbuster. “I still don’t think about the standings, it’s an obsession that doesn’t concern me,” commenced the Italian tactician within the press conference ahead of the fixture at the Gewiss Stadium, as relayed by Milan-based journal La Gazzetta dello Sport.
After succumbing to a shocking 2-1 defeat against Lecce, the Nerazzurri managed to cover ground after thrashing Bologna in a cruising 6-1 victory within Milanese soil, causing both sides to possess 27 points each.
With both teams set to face off for a vital three points that can dictate the race for a top-four spot, Gasperini provided his thoughts on La Dea’s upcoming match against the Beneamata:
About the match against Inter: it’s not that if we beat them tomorrow we can win the championship and if we lose it we’ll be relegated. They had a bit of a performance. ‘fluctuating, but beyond Napoli it has happened to all the big names. It is another high-level game, very important, which closes an anomalous first part of the season and leads to a very long break, even higher than the summer one. to finish well
Everyone can make their own assessments, let’s wait for tomorrow. Then I don’t think the January market will change a lot, it will also be difficult from an economic point of view. There is time to say what we need, these are assessments that the company will have to make.
This, thinking not about tomorrow but about the future, is a choice that the club will have to make: when you go to the young and do great investment, you have to be convinced and make them grow and the best way is to let them play, otherwise they are inhibited. If in addition to Hojlund you also have Zapata and Muriel you put your foot in many shoes and when you put your foot in many shoes it is not good. both of us and we are going on in pinch: you can go on like this, but we are many. As I see it if you believe in a young person you have to strongly support your investment and make him play, regardless of whether he does well or not good. It is true for Hojlund as it is for all young players.
If, on the other hand, the goal is the classification, you have to make other kinds of purchases on the market I think I have good material to be able to influence, to give the club a way to plan for the future. The result always counts, but what is the result that Atalanta wants? Stay very high, you have to intervene on the transfer market, if you want to enhance the young players take another path. The club must clarify its objectives and tell me what it asks of me: if we have to play for the Scudetto, I will do my best to do it. the squad, I will commit myself to this. But if there is not this clarity, then the controversies are fuelled. It is always on the line between successes and falls, in sport and in life: the important thing is to always have a vision, a goal.”