Saturday December 23 2017
Gasperini: 'Great Atalanta win'

Gian Piero Gasperini praised Atalanta’s performance and attitude rather than focus on Milan’s weaknesses after a 2-0 victory at San Siro.

With both sides in the Europa League this season, they have similar schedules, yet the Orobici are now three points ahead with a fraction of the budget.

“It’s a great success for us, partly because of the way we earned it, partly for our boost in the table,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“Clearly Milan are accustomed to other situations, but in recent seasons things have gone like this. Without taking anything away from Milan, tonight Atalanta put in a fine performance, showed character and are in a strong position when practically halfway through the season.

“There is enormous satisfaction and to a degree some regret that I can’t use more of these lads, as they have shown such professionalism and worked so hard.

“Everyone has had the right attitude and kept the team identity. If you don’t have that, it becomes difficult to keep a project going.”

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