De Roon: ‘Not thinking of Champions League’

Atalanta midfielder Marten Roon claims his side aren’t “thinking about the Champions League” yet as they host Empoli to stay in joint fourth place with Milan.

The Nerazzurri take on Empoli tonight and a win will see them overtake Roma and move up into fifth place in the Serie A table, behind Milan only on head-to-head record.

“We’re not thinking about the Champions League. At the start of the season our goal was qualifying for the Europa League, but we’ll see towards the end of the season what we can do,” the Dutchman told Sky Sport Italia.

The Tuscans came from two goals down to beat the Orobici 3-2 in the Stadio Carlo Castellani earlier in the season and De Roon warned his side about taking this game for granted.

“They are a good side, that play good football and we saw from the first game that we suffered a lot in the second half. We have to be ready for them.”

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