Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed his side’s “precision and pace” as they thrashed Inter Milan 4-1 in Serie A on Sunday. The Orobici dominated for the majority of the game at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia but only had a one-goal lead to show for their efforts at the interval thanks to Hans Hateboer’s eighth-minute effort.
Mauro Icardi fired Inter level from the penalty spot level two minutes after the restart, but Atalanta responded with Gianluca Mancini putting them back in front just after the hour mark, before Berat Gjimshiti and Alejandro Gomez added further goals in the closing stages to seal a fourth straight win.
Inter ended the game with ten men when Marcelo Brozovic was red-carded in stoppage time while a jubilant Gasperini was left to reflect on a “wonderful” spectacle afterwards.
He said: “A victory like this leaves an important mark, even though today our finishing really wasn’t up to scratch. It’s an important push to keep going forward. “We’ve always put in the performances, but for a while at the start of the season we just couldn’t get the ball in the net and paid a heavy price for that.
“This was a wonderful match with so many chances created, yet we were about to throw it all away because of a penalty. “We are playing with precision and pace, which means we don’t have to run as hard and can make the opposition work harder.”