Luca Percassi, CEO ofAtalanta, talk to Sky Sports after elimination in Champions League, in the quarter-finals, against Paris Saint-Germain: “We say we are proud of these guys, of what they have shown during the season which was really special. Tonight was a performance in a particular context for us. Obviously losing like this leaves a lot of regret but at the same time we have to be happy because against an extraordinary team, with champions among the best talents of the football scene, we played a great match. Then we saw that the episodes in this competition even more determine the outcome. For us there is an enormous satisfaction in having represented a city. The boys have shown total dedication and tonight we return home with regret but with the awareness of having made happy a people who have not followed us but we know when from home the city has followed and pampered us and basically this goes for all our people that we miss very much “.
ON GASPERINI – “I think talking about Atalanta who are in the Champions League for the second time in a row, we know where we come from and we know what it means. Everything we conquer we do with work and God forbid we were not aware of what we are doing. This competition makes you grow a lot and playing it next year is a source of pride. We are working to ensure that the Bergamo stadium can be used, hoping for a future maybe partial departure of the stadiums. We will do our utmost to ensure this Atalanta but never losing sight of what is our reality ”.
CHAMPIONS IN BERGAMO – “We are working to make this happen. The city and our fans deserve it. We have wandered in recent years with the great availability of Sassuolo, Milan and Inter whom we thank but now we want to be able to play a European competition at home. On 7 or 8 September there will be an inspection by UEFA to assess the state of the work and we are confident “.
THE AFTER RACE JERSEY – “It’s a little vice. I’m a big fan of jerseys and before the game I asked for a shirt from a boy we tried to buy who is Neymar (laughs ed) “.