The coach after the daring equal in Bern: “Of course, I would have preferred to have two results available. It is difficult for Zappacosta to recover for Juve”
Winning meant having two out of three results available on 8 December at home with Villarreal to center the round of 16. It wasn’t essential, but it sure would make things easier for the Goddess. Instead, the comeback of the Swiss forces Atalanta to take home the three points with the Spaniards. At least Muriel’s goal leaves fate in her own hands, without having to rely on the result of Manchester United-Young Boys. Gasperini analyzes Bern’s crazy challenge to Sky’s microphones in this way: “We took the lead twice but then we conceded two bad goals – says the Bergamo coach – One on a corner and the other on a lineout. It seemed to be channeled well, we even missed the third goal. However, I liked the second half more. In the first, attention has fallen and they have gained confidence. Then in the end we even risked losing it … “.
Gasperini then focuses on the pitch in a nutshell: “It is a different surface that leaves a different fatigue in the legs. But let’s play on Saturday, we have one more day this time … However, these fields do not improve the players’ performances, even Messi would not shine here, it takes away technique and quality. I’m just saying the grass is beautiful ”. As mentioned, Atalanta will now have to beat Villarreal to pass: “I would have preferred to have two results available – Gasp closes – Now we will only have the objective of winning but Villarreal are a very good team. We will have to play a great match but we would have signed to make it to the last day ”. Finally on Zappacosta’s injury: “He turned his ankle in a bad way. We will see tomorrow but he was very sore, difficult to make predictions but it will not be easy to recover him for Juve “.
“We are a bit disappointed – says Zapata – In some moments we thought we could win it. But now it all depends on us and we will have the advantage of playing the last game at home, the decisive one. Too bad, even if a point still serves. We are a bit tired from the hard pitch and in the league we expect a tough match with Juve. Let’s focus on that again, that’s why we’re here to play in the Champions League after all. At Villarreal we will think when the time comes “.
November 23, 2021 (change November 23, 2021 | 23:59)
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