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Atalanta coach Gasperini admits mixed emotions after Cagliari win

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was pleased with their 1-0 win at Cagliari.

Luis Muriel's penalty proved the only goal against a Cagliari side reduced to 10 men for an hour.

“We lacked a bit of energy and sharpness, as we created so many chances and shouldn't have been made to suffer like that to the final whistle," said Gasperini in his press conference.

“We didn't make the most of the advantage and I saw a little mental fatigue even more than physical. We were slow and imprecise, but still brought home the result and that's to be treasured, because Walter Zenga's Cagliari again showed they've got real quality.

“Maybe I made too many substitutions at once and should've left Muriel and Ruslan Malinovskyi on for a little longer. I'm glad Josip Ilicic is recovering, as he's fundamental for us.

“We dominated the match, Cagliari defended well and kept it open right to the end."

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