Stefano Colantuono warns Atalanta not to fall into the same complacency trap as Siena when they face Bologna at lunchtime.
“I’ve been telling my lads all week about Siena. Last Sunday they were meant to beat Novara and put their Serie A safety beyond doubt, finishing off the season. Instead they lost at home and are still there, in limbo...” said the Coach.
“Don’t tell me this is the match of a lifetime. If we win, then we’re even closer to the magic 40-point mark, but even just not losing would be a bonus.
“We want to put in a great performance against one of our rivals who are seeking safety, just like us. Playing at lunch-time is one more difficulty we’ll have to overcome together.”
Atalanta are without the injured German Denis, Guido Marilungo, Matteo Brighi, Daniele Capelli and Giampaolo Bellini, but signed veteran Massimo Mutarelli on a free transfer this week.
“Mutarelli’s arrival was a joint decision by me and the club, as he can prove useful.”