As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Atalanta coach Gasperini hails Ilicic after Benevento rout

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was delighted with their 4-1 win at Benevento.

Josip Ilicic put on a masterclass this afternoon, scoring a goal and having a hand in the other three.

“Josip has this ability to draw the attacking moves towards him, he has such quality, but it's unfair to judge one player or area more than another. The defence and midfield are performing well too. We've got into this season now," said Gasperini.

“We are convinced it's not just physical, we also have a tactical and technical way of evading the pressing game. There's a lot of movement off the ball, we maintain balance even when we lose possession and don't concede as many counter-attacks as we used to. We are constantly seeking improvement."

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free