Stefano Colantuono has an injury crisis, but assures Atalanta “will take the game to Roma.”
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“We have lost Guglielmo Stendardo too, while Stefano Lucchini and Lionel Scaloni are in the squad, even though I’m not sure they can play,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
The Orobici are also missing Giampaolo Bellini, Cristian Raimondi and Mario Yepes, while Giacomo Bonaventura is not 100 per cent fit either.
“The only certainty we have in defence is Michele Canini. Aside from absentees, which must not be an alibi, we are playing at home and therefore will take the game to Roma.
“On other occasions we have found ourselves in an emergency situation and still come out with a great performance.
“What is the secret to facing Roma? Attack them and go on the counter, as an exclusively defensive approach would be pointless.”
Atalanta squad for Roma: Baselli, Bonaventura, Brienza, Brivio, Canini, Carmona, Cazzola, Cigarini, Consigli, Del Grosso, Denis, Gagliardini, Giorgi, Kone, Livaja, Lucchini, Marilungo, Migliaccio, Moralez, Nica, Polito, Pugliese, Scaloni, Sportiello