"Lazio has always been a protagonist in recent years, they have ambitions and play the Champions League. We try to stay within all competitions".
Gian Piero Gasperini thus presents, to Raisport, the quarter-final of the Italian Cup against Lazio.
"Tomorrow's match is the first of two very close matches, there's a bit of curiosity about that - continues the Atalanta coach -. We are both a reality in our league. The Italian Cup is important, but it is also so the championship. So the attention will be maximum for both games ".
Two defections for Gasperini: in addition to Pasalic, "Hateboer has a small injury on the metatarsal of his foot (left, ed), he suffers from kicking the ball but I hope he can recover in a few days", says the Atalanta coach, fresh from the beautiful championship victory against Milan at San Siro. "With Milan we wanted a confrontation with the team that had done better and we came out really well - he concludes -. In the group immediately behind the first two, who are a bit spaced, we want to stay as close as possible".