Gasperini warned unbeaten Leverkusen 24 hours before the final

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Gasperini warned unbeaten Leverkusen 24 hours before the final

Gian Piero Gasperini The Atalanta coach has warned Bayer Leverkusen that his side have the “confidence” needed to win Wednesday’s Europa League final in Dublin, after losing their first final of the season a week ago against Juventus Coppa Italia is at stake (1-0).

The coach of Atalanta, a team that will play in its first European final, knows the level of his rival, the European sensation, who has not lost in the 51 games he has played since the start of the season, but he trusts his team to surprise . and win his first European title.

Confidence despite the rival

“We are facing a good team: the numbers, the performances and the results say so, but on our journey we have faced many very strong teams in Italy and abroad. We have the necessary appreciation self and confidence,” Gasperini said at the press conference held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Atalanta defeated Liverpool at Anfield (0-3) in the first leg of the quarterfinals when everyone tipped the team as favourites. Jurgen Klopp.

Kudos to Leverkusen

“Leverkusen is very organized and has very important players. They have different solutions, not only in attack, but also in the way their players move. performance in terms of organization,” said Gasperini.

The ‘Dea’ came with morale through the roof after qualifying for the next Champions League on Saturday with its victory over Lecce (0-2). A victory that came just three days after losing the Coppa final against Juventus.

Qualifying for the Champions League gives confidence

“Qualifying for the Champions League is another step that allows us to concentrate as much as possible on the final. We prepared everything, but we have to be careful to keep our feet on the ground,” he said.

Gasperini’s men lost the final against Juventus due, among other reasons, to the absence of Gianluca Scamica, allowed. The forward starts against the Xabi Alonso and this stands as one of the main dangers of the Bergamasco people.

The Scam factor

“Scamacca has had a remarkable evolution these past few months. Not only in terms of goals, but also in terms of performance. In the game against Juve it was important, we didn’t have a similar alternative. Tomorrow we will attack everything, we can think for 90 minutes and more,” declared Gasperini.

Regarding the fans, he commented that he has never let the team down: “We asked them to make a big sacrifice to follow us many times. They did not let us down. I hope they will be given a lot of satisfaction.”

“Parts of the city of Bergamo are present in the team. There is always a sense of belonging between the team and the fans. We all came together and made a path of growth: unexpected at first, then back we are in Europe and will play in the Champions League again, we are proud of it, but we always have something to do,” he said. Gasperini.

Source: La Verdad

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