Gasp: ‘Tough start for Atalanta’

Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “don’t know if it’s better or worse” to have such a tough Serie A start.

The Orobici finished fourth last season, but face Roma and Napoli in the first two weeks of the coming campaign, before welcoming Juventus in Week 7.

“We do not know if it’s better or worse to start with Roma, Napoli and Juventus,” Gasperini told Sky.

“We’re preparing to go into the season in the best way, we’ll also go to Valencia in August, we want to get to our best to start well right away.”