Gasp relishes underdog station


Gian Piero Gasperini is relishing Atalanta’s underdog station against Borussia Dortmund within the Europa League. “There’s no glory without concern.”

The first leg of the Round of 32 kicks off in Dortmund on Thursday at 18.00 GMT.

“We earned our merely to be right here with our performances on the pitch,” acknowledged the Coach in a Press convention.

“Pondering our results to this point on this match, right here is a initiating point and no longer an arrival. We are measuring ourselves up in a massive stadium, with one of the necessary absolute top groups within the Bundesliga. It’s a ability to measure ourselves up against the absolute top, as now we absorb been over the final 300 and sixty five days and a half, where we grew up like a flash.

“We are all enjoying it, the group, the club and fans. We absorb 1000’s of americans travelling from Bergamo to Dortmund, our supporters are unheard of. It’s the largest motivation, to position in a efficiency that can derive them indubitably feel gratified and proud.

“It may perchance most likely perchance presumably’ve been tremendous to absorb the next design, nonetheless they say there’s no glory without the priority of failure. We are glad to be right here and on paper we’re the underdogs.

“I admire Borussia Dortmund, as they absorb got a truly attacking spirit and play to ranking dreams. You don’t alternate the channel after they’re enjoying. We’ll must be very concentrated to decrease their attacking attainable, nonetheless we gained’t lack personality either.”

Atalanta absorb already beaten Everton and Olympique Lyonnais within the Europa League this season, nonetheless right here is their first knockout fixture.

“A defeat is surely no longer a upright consequence, even though it’s tight, nonetheless the well-known thing is to head away it birth for the 2nd leg. Papu Gomez and Mattia Caldara are beautiful, they’re within the squad and can play. We absorb this day’s practicing session and then we’ll gape.”

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