APPIANO GENTILE - Coach Luciano Spalletti today spoke to the press on the eve of Inter vs. Atalanta, scheduled to take place at 18:00 CEST tomorrow at San Siro.
“Atalanta are firmly in the top part of the league standings, therefore, tomorrow will be a very important match. They have their own style of play and they've put in some top performances. They are no longer a revelation and they rightly have high expectations."
“Atalanta possess all of the things that strong teams have. They build from the back, they’re direct but also good on the flanks through their full-backs, while they’re also a threat from set-pieces. We’ll have to stay alert for those two hours tomorrow evening.
“We have what it takes to defend against what they have to offer, while we can also look to score with our attacking capabilities. Zapata's absence? I think Gomez will play, who's an experienced and extremely strong player.
“Inter is a team and not just one player. Over the course of a season, there are some moments when you need to analyse things in bit more detail. You always need to do the best for these colours and this shirt. The team has picked up some results against whoever they've faced this season. We have a high-quality squad that has a good level of character and a strong understanding of football.
“Inter’s support deserves a quality stadium. Inter is for everyone that loves Inter.
“As for what happened during the previous meeting, to some extent, we'll carry this with us as a lesson. It's a step that helps you to grow, ensuring that you can impose yourself in the future.”