Sunday January 19 2014
Colantuono slams Atalanta 'snobs'

Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono slammed “snobs” in the crowd who jeer their own players. “They can stay at home.”

The Orobici host Cagliari at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Our rivals in the race for safety have strengthened, so we’ve got to be wary,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“This is an important match against Cagliari although, like with Catania, it is not a decisive one. The Sardinians are not to be underestimated, as they have a consolidated group of players even without Radja Nainggolan.

“The fact Mauricio Pinilla is suspended could work in our favour.”

Colantuono snapped at the murmurs coming from the stands in Bergamo, particularly those aimed at Franco Brienza.

“I invite the four or five snobs who always insult Brienza to just stay at home. They have every right to voice their opinion, but only after the game and not before he even gets a touch, otherwise they make it even more difficult for the player.

“I was happy with our performance in the Coppa Italia defeat to Napoli, especially as there were some players who hadn’t featured yet this season.”