Sunday September 10 2017
Gasp eyes strong Everton performance

Gian Piero Gasperini is confident of Atalanta’s chances against Everton after seeing his side beat Sassuolo.

La Dea collected their first Serie A points of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Neroverdi this afternoon, but they were made to work hard.

“We definitely did well for a good part of the game until we condeded the goal,” Gasperini reflected after the Bergamo outfit were almost pegged back late on.

“In the second half we suffered, we conceded a disastrous counter-attack.

“In certain aspects we were good, in others we were not that good at the end.

“Getting three points in this situation will give us a good boost as we prepare for Thursday.”

The Atalanta boss then looked ahead to his side’s Europa League opener against the Toffees and admitted his players will have to produce a better performance than today’s.

“Let’s hope we see a better Atalanta because we have been looking forward to this game for many years. We want a good performance.

“We have belief and we have to play better than in the second half today.

“There are a lot of people who will come to watch and we have all the conditions to play a good game.”