Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini did not question his tactics following his side’s 3-1 defeat to Inter. “‘The club and the fans have no doubts about my work, the young people must be played. At the moment we are not very lucky, an excellent match for us,” stated the boss of the Lombardy club to Sky Sport Italia, relayed by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Despite an impressive display within their home-stomping ground where La Dea dictated the game when in-possession, Gasperini’s side failed to make concrete occasions throughout the second half, lacking substance within the final third.
Consequently, the Nerazzurri capitalized, scoring two unanswered goals as Edin Dzeko slotted a low-driven cross and Lautaro Martinez headed home a set-piece that deflected off of Paolmino on its way into the back of the net to make it 3-1.
Although the Argentinian made up for his own goal with a brilliant header followed by a Teun Koopmeiners corner to slice the goal difference in half, Atalanta failed to complete the turnaround, causing them to drop into fifth with a total of 27 points.
While speaking to the media, Gasperini provided his opinion of how the fixture played out at the Gewiss Stadium:
There are no doubts about my work, neither at the level of supporters nor at the level of the club: in any case we could have deserved something more. Right now we are meeting opponents with a great technical level and we are not very lucky with the episodes.
We had an excellent first half and unfortunately we conceded an unlucky goal in the only episode. I removed Scalvini because I wanted to bring Koopmeiners back in the middle. In the second half Inter did more and we suffered the balls. inactive. Then in the final we came out well. It was an excellent match for Atalanta. “