Gasp: ‘Ultimately a decent point’

Gian Piero Gasperini felt the draw with Chievo was “on the one hand a missed opportunity, but considering the game, a decent point” for Atalanta.

The Orobici had the opportunity to catch Roma in fifth place and close the gap on the top four, but Josip Ilicic cancelled out the remarkable Riccardo Meggiorini strike for 1-1 in Bergamo.

“Looking at the table and the situation beforehand, it’s a missed opportunity, but considering the game and the way it was going, it’s a decent point,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Gasp was in the stands for this game, as he was sitting out a touchline ban for his red card and shove on a Sampdoria director last week.

“We accept the point, as it was not easy once we went behind, especially as quite a few players were fatigued and our tempo was much lower than usual. When that happens, you risk getting stuck in a tough situation.

“If we don’t play with pace, technique and precision, our football is not effective enough. Unfortunately, it has happened a few times this season that we had the opportunity to step up and didn’t do it, such as against Roma and Milan. It’s a very tight campaign and will be until the end.”

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