Atalanta assistant manager Tullio Gritti, standing in for suspended Gian Piero Gasperini, praised an “excellent” 2-2 draw with Milan.
The Orobici twice fought back from a goal down to snatch a point at San Siro in stoppages.
“With hindsight it’s easy to say Duvan Zapata and Emiliano Rigoni changed the game, but that’s what substitutions are for, to shake things up,” said Gritti in his Press conference.
“We stepped up the pace after the break, Milan began to struggle and we found through channels for Papu Gomez and Rigoni. It was an excellent performance, because it’s no mean feat to fight back twice at San Siro.
“We pinned Milan back in the second half and let’s not forget the level of team we were facing. The only problems we had in defence were a few too many counter-attacks.
“Duvan Zapata is training with intensity every day and has to get used to a trident attack, but he is doing well and helping the team.
“It could be a turning point for us, because we deserved this point at San Siro and that can boost everyone’s confidence.”