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Atalanta coach Gasperini: We could've beaten Lazio by more

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed his players after their 4-1 rout of Lazio.

Papu Gomez struck twice for the win in Rome.

“We created plenty of chances today and perhaps could've scored more after the break," Gasperini told Sky Sport Italia.

“This is a team that believes in itself and has reached a balance allowing it to face difficult games like this with a strong personality. I didn't need to remind them that last season we were 3-0 up here and drew 3-3, because this was a different game and the lads remained concentrated."

On Gomez, the coach continued: “It was an extraordinary goal. He is someone who can play absolutely anywhere and has reached his peak now. Papu works hard, but in the decisive moments of a match, he is able to give that extra spark of creativity that helps us bring results home.

“We're scoring a lot of well-worked team goals, and while you expect it of Papu, having Hans Hateboer score two games in a row is a sign of how much the team has grown.

“Our ambition is for everyone in the squad to have great feet and we'll never stop working on our technique. I think that is where we've improved the most over the last few years, because it's not true that all we do is run hard."

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