(ANSA) – ROME, JANUARY 22 – Covid scored the goal between Lazio and Atalanta, putting out seven among the orobics and several in the ranks of the biancocelesti. The result of the Olimpico match is a 0-0 that hadn’t happened between the two teams for 15 years (2007). At the end of the game, he said he was “satisfied” with the performance of his Gian Piero Gasperini, without Zapata, Muriel, Malinovskyi, Pasalic and Ilicic. “We have adapted but these are five heavy players”, the Nerazzurri coach continued at a press conference, noting that “in situations of this kind a result like this has immense value”, also highlighting the Orobic club which “never thought about shortcuts or not to play the game. Two years ago – remembers ‘Gasp’ – we found ourselves in the same situation, they pointed to us calling us infectors as if it were a fault to have taken Covid, and Atalanta never thought of not playing the games “.
Today Gasperini focused on Miranchuk and Piccoli forward, with Pessina behind them, a combination that did not create many chances and the result is the third 0-0 in the last four matches for Atalanta: “At this moment we have to accept this situation of great emergency – notes the technician of the Goddess – with 10 players out which are many.
Against a motivated Lazio in the standings, we closed it without conceding a goal and that’s okay. “
A missed opportunity instead for Lazio, even if Maurizio Sarri claims: “Atalanta had great difficulties, but we also have our problems, we had to do without seven players. I think we played a good game, we are in field in the right way “. However, the third consecutive clean-sheet for the biancocelesti is held: “We lacked brilliance, but the 120 minutes made with Udinese in the Italian Cup are weighed on our legs. Of course, we needed a pinch of extra brilliance in the last 20 meters” .
Exactly the same analysis of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: “We played well – the words of the Serbian – but we had to win it at all costs because we faced Atalanta without its great players. Too bad. We are not happy, but first of all because we had to win it” . (HANDLE).
Source From: Ansa