Published on: 10 August 2022

These are the words of Coach Gasperini in the press conference:

"What is Atalanta's target I don't know, we see by playing and on the way. There is still a very open market, these are the days of the market that prevent us from having a more precise vision on the eve of the start of the championship. My feeling is that the market starts right now for almost all clubs. There are teams that have stepped up considerably, there is a risk that the teams that are in the European cups could get further away. I have to say that the boys came in highly motivated from the start to try to redeem the exit from the cups, which certainly hurt. There was great application and motivation from everyone. The team had a very positive pre-season. With Newcastle and Valencia the matches highlighted what we have been seeing for a long time, with matches where if you are not compact and motivated you risk conceding a lot of goals, while the team has always held up. On Sunday we start with an away game, there are many season ticket holders and this is a good sign for football, and it will be a delicate game, against a team that has not changed much.

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