Giampiero Gasperinitechnician Atalanta, defined this Saturday as “a battle” next Wednesday's game against Valencia in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League and highlighted the competitive quality of the men of Albert Celades.
“I saw Friday's game against Atlético (2-2) and I saw others, also the one who played against him Barcelona. The Valencia It is a hard team. In Mestalla there was an atmosphere similar to a bullfight on Friday with Atlético, “he said Gasperini, in statements to the Italian television “DAZN”, after the league game won 2-1 this Saturday against Roma.
“The Valencia it was the team we all wanted to cross, and they also wanted to measure up with us. It will be a battle, it is not easy. But it's exciting, we're going to San Siro with 35,000 spectators in the stands, “he added.
The Atalanta He shielded his fourth place thanks to his victory against Roma, because he already has six points ahead of the Roman standings, fifth place.
“We are living something wonderful with our fans. There are not many stadiums like ours in Italy. On Wednesday there will be another great atmosphere in San Siro. It is a city that travels with us. Even when we are losing, they push us,” he said.