NEWS
Thursday December 14 2017
Gasperini: 'Italy huge responsibility'

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini discussed his future, as he’s cool on both the Italy job and a move to a different league.

The Orobici are continuing a successful campaign in both Serie A and the Europa League, where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund in February’s Round of 32.

“Borussia Dortmund are certainly a very strong opponent. We must do well above all in the first leg, knowing their quality and the atmosphere in their stadium,” Gasp told Sky Sport Italia.

Before that, this weekend the Orobici host high-flying Lazio in Serie A.

“We are certainly in a good position, even if there are so many teams close together in the table. Obviously, our victory over Genoa on Tuesday was very important.

“Lazio can provide an entertaining match and our objective is to be up there fighting it out with the best. We also know that we need to be more consistent and finish off games once we have taken the lead.”

Gasperini’s success with Atalanta has made him one of the candidates for the Italy job after Giampiero Ventura’s dismissal.

“The Nazionale is a very tough task. The responsibility is enormous, especially in proportion to how much you can actually influence the situation. This is also the most difficult moment to lead the Nazionale.

“I wouldn’t like to go abroad either, as whenever I am away from Italy, I can’t wait to get back.”