Sunday November 11 2012
Colantuono: 'Safety first!'

Atalanta have soared into sixth place despite a points penalty and earned a reputation as giant-killers, but Stefano Colantuono keeps his eye on safety.

The Orobici had already beaten Milan and Napoli this season before a 3-2 result ended Inter’s 10-match winning streak.

“Our objective is to secure safety as soon as possible and until we get there we’re going to keep fighting like this, always playing our game,” said the Coach.

“When we have reached 40 points, then will we start to consider new options.

“We are accustomed to this approach and cannot do it any other way. Again tonight we saw a great performance against a very tough opponent.

“When you play against the big clubs, it’s no good just sitting back and defending, as sooner or later you are going to concede. If you attack, then you can find that positive situation and it happened three times tonight.”

German Denis had been struggling to find the net recently, but bagged a brace at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia after Giacomo Bonaventura’s opener.

“In the tunnel before kick-off I told Denis not to worry, because sooner or later his goal would come. Bonaventura has talent and is really improving as the season goes on. We are working on his attacking approach, so it’s good to see him score.”

There was one sour note, as Facundo Parra was sent off for a midfield shove on Fredy Guarin in stoppages.

“I think Parra pushed his opponent to get through. A yellow card was understandable, but I consider a straight red for that to be excessive.”

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