Sunday February 21 2021
Muriel: 'Bring on Real Madrid'

Luis Muriel hopes Atalanta can take the confidence from their 4-2 win over Napoli and take it into the Champions League against Real Madrid.

Muriel, Duvan Zapata, Robin Gosens and Cristian Romero were all on target at the Gewiss Stadium this evening.

“It was very important that we win today and the victory could be crucial in the race for the Champions League places, it also gives us a big boost for Wednesday’s game with Real Madrid,” Muriel told Sky Sport Italia.

We’ve got it into our heads that we want a run of victories in Serie A to make up for dropping points earlier in the season, so we gave our all.

“If we can play with this balance, this attacking verve, creating this many chances, then we can make life very difficult for Real Madrid.

“We want to make the most of this unique opportunity and prove that we are up to the task.”

The goal he scored today was one of his best in the Atalanta jersey, shaking off defenders to blast into the near top corner.

“It was certainly one of our best performances, especially as it was against such a strong opponent. I am getting more playing time lately and I want to make the most of it.”