Tuesday February 13 2018
Gasp: ‘EL matters to Atalanta’

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini “won’t renounce anything” as he seeks to go as far as possible in the Coppa Italia and Europa League.

The Orobici are in the semi-finals of the cup, and take on Borussia Dortmund on Thursday in the first leg of their Last 32 tie in the Europa League.

“I want to honour all competitions, hoping we can reach some objectives,” Gasperini told Tuttosport.

“We intended to strengthen in the January transfer window, but there wasn’t any chance.

“You set objectives at the start of the season, but then you build on them during the year. We’re not favourites against Borussia, but we’ll try to cause them problems.

“We want to raise the bar, we won’t renounce anything. The Europa League has given us self-confidence and enriched us. Right now we don’t feel tired.”

Gasperini is seen as one of the most astute Coaches in Italy, and has been linked with the role of Azzurri CT.

“I’ve heard the rumours, I wouldn’t have a hard time assuming that role.

“Club level? I’ve never been in charge of a great team, Inter didn’t have great technical values.

“Could I go abroad? I’m happy in Italy, I wouldn’t like that kind of experience.”

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