Stefano Colantuono warned Atalanta not to repeat the same mistakes against Roma this afternoon, but admits Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi’s bans “are an advantage.”
“We worked hard this week, as we got the game with Torino wrong and I don’t want certain errors to be repeated,” said the Coach.
“We need to be much more careful and concentrated, because we put in a good performance and keep on conceding late goals. It is very disappointing when that happens.
“I was angry because we conceded the first goal on the counter-attack after giving Torino very little space. A point might not have made a huge difference to the table, but it would’ve helped our confidence and consistency.”
Roma visit Bergamo after their surprise 1-0 victory over Juventus, just the second game under Aurelio Andreazzoli.
“The Giallorossi are still a young side and they need to work hard to emerge among the big guns in Serie A,” continued Colantuono.
“We’ll see a more hard-working team than under Zdenek Zeman. It has to be said, them missing Totti and De Rossi can only be an advantage for us.”
Atalanta squad for Roma: Biondini, Bonaventura, Brienza, Brivio, Budan, Canini, Carmona, Cazzola, Consigli, Contini, De Luca, Denis, Frezzolini, Giorgi, Livaja, Lucchini, Moralez, Polito, Radovanovic, Raimondi, Scaloni, Stendardo, Troisi