Atalanta returned to Italy among the last eight of the Champions League but Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that he came back to a different world.
La Dea returned to Italy after the 4-3 win against Valencia at the Mestalla and are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in their debut season in the competition.
But the party ended as soon as Gasperini’s heroes landed in Bergamo and the coach has admitted that everything had changed in four days.
“I was exhausted,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “We arrived around 3:30 AM and I immediately realised…
“We have plunged into a reality that we knew was terrible, but not at this point. The evolution since Sunday has been significant.
“It was a world four days ago, another on Monday and today another… Today, we don’t know what to do, we would like to train. We don’t ask for much. It’s not easy, we will adapt.
“We have no idea about the future. Only uncertainties. Will it go on? Will we play again? We only know that we are through to the next round and that we are doing well in the League.”
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