Atalanta v Rakow Czestochowa on the pitch at 21pm for the Europa League
"I look to the present and the future, not to the games lost when you have to play every three days. Without Scamacca, who by smashing the ball with De Ketelaere gives us more aerial play, we are still the same Atalanta apart from the inclusion of Kolasinac behind". For the first day of Group D of the Europa League, hosting Rakow Czestochowa, Gian Piero Gasperini takes it philosophically despite two knockouts in four league games ("In Frosinone and Florence, the same gifts"): "Six years ago against Everton, one of the most beautiful games in memory, we were at number 127 in the ranking and now at 20. There is the same enthusiasm to redo an extraordinary journey. But it makes no sense to make far-fetched comparisons with what we were: proud of the past yes, leafing through the album of memories no".
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