Papu Gomez sees Inter as only the beginning for “an important run of fixtures that will have a big say” in Atalanta’s season.
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“This is the first match in an important run of fixtures that will have a big say on the future of our campaign in Serie A and Europe,” he told Inter TV.
“The Europa League is an objective for our season, as we are a point away from qualifying for the next round, but must focus on Serie A now. We are a bit behind the qualifying spots for Europe and want to get in there next season too.
“It was sad to see Italy go out of the World Cup, as although I am Argentinean, I’ve been living in Italy for many years. It’s also sad for all fans of football to miss Italy in the tournament.”