Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono was delighted with victory over Novara yesterday.
Atalanta started with a six-point penalty due to a betting scandal that struck captain Cristiano Doni, but are already on four points in the table thanks to three wins and a draw.
"It's a shame we can't celebrate being Serie A leaders," said the Coach.
"Unfortunately, the reality of the situation says we have four points. That still makes us happy, as it means we have emerged from this very difficult situation."