Gasperini Repels Criticism, Parleys Scamacca and Genoa

Gian Piero Gasperini responded to the accusations about his coaching style and dished on Genoa ahead of the meeting with his former club in an interview with Il Secolo XIX. The gaffer was labeled as a dictator.

“Those words were accentuated by the media. Atalanta have ruffled some feathers in the last few years. We were attacked from the outside also when I was with the Grifone. It happens that those who leave are unhappy. I care more about the opinion of the majority.”

Gasperini was pleased with Gianluca Scamacca scoring with Italy.

“Hopefully it’s a good omen. He can give a lot to Atalanta and the national team. He had a strong start, but then a pair of small injuries slowed him down. We’re working to allow him to fulfill his potential.”

The gaffer recounted Ruslan Malinovskyi’s departure.

“He left because of a technical choice. But he’s a healthy and excellent player. His left foot gave us much satisfaction and will do the same with Genoa.”

Gasperini was quizzed about a potential return to Liguria.

“I see incredible enthusiasm around the team, and the stadium is always packed. The Rossoblù can make their fans dream. I’m happy because they meant a lot to my career. There haven’t been contacts in recent years because I’m very attached to Atalanta. However, there’s nostalgia and a sense of unfinished business. Who knows, maybe we’ll talk about it in the future.”

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