Gian Piero Gasperini confident of Atalanta success in the Champions League

Atalanta head coach Gian Piero Gasperini is confident that his team won’t be in the Champions League to make the numbers next season. The Serie A side secured a final day victory against Sassuolo and that ensured that they qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Gasperini acknowledged that the team had experienced a difficult season in the top-flight and praised the players for their form during the backend of the campaign, he said: “It was a very difficult season and it ended with a game that certainly wasn’t easy. The boys have been wonderful, extraordinary. The Champions League was a goal that this club had never accomplished before. We managed to achieve it in an honourable way and we deserved it. In my opinion, we will do well in the Champions League.”


German international Mario Gomez has ended his adventure in Italy football after securing a move to Turkish club Besiktas on a season-long loan deal.

Gomez has been at Fiorentina since 2013, but he has been plagued by injury problems of late. This led to his absence at the World Cup 2014, which was eventually won by the German national team. Germany were able to lift the World Cup title even without a star striker like Gomez and this is likely to sound the end of his international career. His move to Besiktas reflects the same, even though the latest StanJames odds suggest he is in with a chance of a return.

Gomez Feeling Like a New Signing

Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez hopes that he will be like a new signing when he makes his long awaited return from injury, but he has called on fans to have a little patience and not to expect too much too soon from him.

Gomez joined Fiorentina from Bayern Munich last summer but has so far made just five appearances for the club.

Unfortunately for Fiorentina and Gomez, he picked up a knee ligament injury against Cagliari back in September and has been absent from the starting line up ever since. Now, however, he claims to be pain free and can’t wait to come back.


German international Mario Gomez has been one of the most wanted strikers in the summer after he is highly anticipated to leave Bayern Munich before the transfer window closes. Despite being a £ 30 million signing from Stuttgart only a few years ago, Gomez found himself playing second fiddle at Bayern Munich last season.

It was only a year ago that Gomez was one of the regular first-team players alongside Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben up front. It is thought that the 27-year-old is highly displeased with the last season and he does not see his opportunities increasing under new manager Guardiola as well.

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