Stefano Colantuono has a decimated Atalanta side, but wants them to “close the door” on their safety against Parma.
The Orobici are without the suspended Marko Livaja, injured Facundo Parra, Riccardo Cazzola, Franco Brienza, Guido Marilungo, James Troisi, Igor Budan and Cristiano Del Grosso for this trip. Click here for a match preview.
“We’re in the safety zone and intend to close the door behind us as soon as possible,” said the Coach.
“We are fortunate enough to be in front of many other teams, so at this stage our future is solely in our hands.
“Parma are a tough opponent and will make us suffer, but we’ll go out there to get three very important points.
“The Ducali are coming off a negative streak, so will be highly motivated to prove themselves. It’s true we have an emergency situation in attack, but we will have to do our best with the players we’ve got.
“Maxi Moralez has lacked consistency this season, but I hope he can find his form in the final few weeks. We all hope he can return to the level he was at last season.”
Giacomo Bonaventura, Cristian Raimondi and Carlos Carmona all return from suspension.
Atalanta squad for Parma: Consigli, Frezzolini, Polito; Canini, Raimondi, Bellini, Brivio Capelli, Contini, Ferri, Lucchini, Scaloni, Stendardo; Bonaventura, Biondini, Carmona, Cigarini, Giorgi, Moralez, Radovanovic; De Luca, Denis