Gomez: 'Atalanta-Milan birthday present'

Gomez: 'Atalanta-Milan birthday present'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez can’t wait to steer Atalanta out in opposition to Milan in tonight’s head-to-head for fourth set apart and objectives to interrupt a membership account.

It kicks off at 19.30 GMT, click on here for a match preview.

The Argentine grew to alter into 31 the day gone by and is hoping for a larger recent than closing year.

“It appears to be like we continuously have an unlimited game spherical my birthday. Final year it became Borussia Dortmund within the Europa League, however I’m hoping for a larger consequence in opposition to Milan so I can have an most essential time with a catch,” he instructed the faithful Atalanta web location.

“I assign a question to an extraordinary match and I’m sure each teams will give it their all to accept the components. Atalanta had some not likely games in opposition to Milan, as I bear in mind three years within the past Mauricio Pinilla scored with an overhead kick and I got the winner within the closing minutes. We additionally had vital attracts at San Siro, such because the 1-1 that gave us Europa League qualification.

“The closing few years have continuously viewed vital clashes with Milan and this one will likely be no assorted.”

There is most productive one level keeping apart fourth-positioned Milan from Atalanta going into this weekend.

“Whatever happens on this game, there are soundless 15 rounds to pass and we don’t know the put we’ll cease up. Obviously, we need to shield as a ways up the desk as likely and strive to alter into independent from from Sampdoria, Torino and Fiorentina,” persevered Gomez.

“I don’t know if there’s a secret to Atalanta’s success. The reality is that this body of workers works so onerous with the Coach and workers, we now have got a winning mentality and strive to achieve our targets.

“We’ve got the kind of staunch rapport all the most sensible likely draw via the squad that we arrive at coaching pleased to originate the day. Despite the truth that every year someone inevitably strikes on, the spine of the community stays the an identical. I’ve been here for five years, then there are players take care of Andrea Masiello, Rafael Toloi, Remo Freuler and Marten de Roon. We are trying and wait on the younger parts and the body of workers is continuously united.”

Papu has moved speak to be more of a trequartista this season and talked about it’s his role to space the instance.

“I’m convinced that if I note encourage to catch the ball, a teammate might perhaps perhaps additionally see that and focus on: ‘If Papu does it, and he’s a forward, then I can attain it too.’ That is the mentality we need all the most sensible likely draw via the community.

“I’m adequate with the novel speak, consequently of I feel that I can wait on the body of workers each defensively and in assault. Taking half in take care of this, Duvan Zapata and Josip Ilicic can additionally play the put they are happiest, so we birth up an whole bunch areas and in discovering many targets.

“We’ve space so many Atalanta records in most modern years, however no longer yet for targets scored in a single Serie A season, so I focus on this time we are succesful of attain it. The membership account of sixty six targets became space in 1950 and we’ve already got 50 underneath our belts.

“We all know that if Atalanta are to achieve neatly, we need to achieve an whole bunch targets. That method despite the truth that we attain concede, we’re mindful that we are succesful of attain harm when we trip forward and that presents us self belief.”

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