Friday June 26 2020
Atalanta remind Sacchi of his Milan

Former coach Arrigo Sacchi says Atalanta’s attacking duo Josip Ilicic and Papu Gomez reminds him of his Milan forwards Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten.

Sacchi, who led the Rossoneri to two European Cups, two UEFA Cups and one Scudetto at the end of the 1980s, has claimed the Atalanta players remind him of the stars at the time.

“I think of Ilicic or Papu Gomez,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Who put their qualities at the service of the group.

“Even in my Milan, Gullit, [Franco] Baresi and Van Basten worked hard for the team. And thanks to the help they received through teamwork, they improved their personal performance.”

Atalanta currently sit fourth in Serie A and are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this term.

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