Bryan Cristante relished “the best night of my life” after his brace paved the way for a 5-1 Atalanta victory away to Everton.
The Bergamo Boys swept through to the last 32 of the Europa League and became the first ever Italian side to win at Goodison Park.
“This really is the best night of my life,” Cristante told Sky Sport Italia.
“We gave our fans a wonderful evening, we’re very happy and deserved the celebration we had in the locker room.
“I do get fired up by the biggest challenges, but that’s true of everyone in the team.”
The Italy international was asked if he was similar to Frank Lampard.
“I never had an idol growing up, but I can see some similarities in our movements.”