If Atalanta lit up Serie A and the Champions League, a lot of it is down to their captain and most representative player, as Kaustubh Pandey pays tribute to Papu Gomez.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta have become the neutral’s favourite of many football fans today. Their success story has been highlighted by their unique approach to the game, recruitment and the sort of players that have made all of this possible. In the very centre of that lies Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, who defines their transfer policy, their scintillating playing style, and they simply might not be as good as they are without him.
Papu Gomez was our Player of the Season in 2019-20. Statistically, the 32-year-old Argentine has enjoyed his best campaign in terms of direct goal contributions. His non-penalty goal contribution per 90 minutes stat stands at an impressive 0.75, which is the best of his career so far.