After successive back to back third place finishes in Serie A, Gian Piero Gasperini has firmly established Atalanta as one of Europe’s most lethal and tactically fluid teams. Despite losing their star player Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez halfway through the season due to disagreements between player and coach, Atalanta look set to finish inside Serie A’s top three once again, with the highest tally of goals for the third season running. Here is a tactical analysis of Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta in 2020-21.
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Atalanta have been one of the supreme attacking outfits in European football over the course of the last three seasons. So long as Gasperini stays at the helm, they could in time develop into one of Europe’s elite sides altogether, and potentially even win the Serie A title in the near future. Their reliance on width, positional rotation in the build-up, and positional interchanges further up the pitch make the Black & Blues one of the most unique sides in the world, and actively aids in their ability to score so many goals. Their man-to-man press has also drastically improved the team, as Gasperini’s men have won the ball after applying pressure more times than any other team in Serie A. In short, Gian Piero Gasperini has been an absolute revelation since joining Atalanta in 2016, and although they haven’t won a trophy yet, one certainly may be on the cards for the Black & Blues in the future.
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