Friday October 12 2018
Freuler happy at 'model club' Atalanta

Remo Freuler insists he is happy at Atalanta, who are a ‘model’ club and ‘one of the best in Italy’.

Freuler has been linked with Lazio and sides from Germany, but the Switzerland midfielder made it clear he was only thinking about helping Atalanta regain their form after the ‘weight’ of Europa League elimination and just one Serie A win from eight games.

Going out of the Europa League weighed on us, above all mentally,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“In the first leg we did everything to score, but in Denmark perhaps we were over-confident. Now the verdict of the field must be accepted.

“Our performances against Cagliari and SPAL have been the only ones we’ve been lacking in. The real Atalanta returned with the comeback against Milan.

“We gave a great response, plus there were the zero attempts on target we granted Torino. There was also a positive test in Florence, the same against Samp.

“We’re playing in the right way, only the goals are missing. We’re near the bottom, so we have to get out of this situation as soon as possible.

“We need to pick up points and then we’ll see... My renewal? I have a contract until 2022, there’s no hurry.

“We’re talking about it with complete calmness. Interest from Lazio and Germany? I’ve heard about it, but I’m happy here.

“Gasperini’s a truly great Coach, Zingonia [Atalanta’s training complex] is spectacular and soon we we’ll own our stadium.

“We’re not lacking anything in those aspects. This club are a model for everyone else and one of the best in Italy.”

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