Atlanta coach Gian Piero Gasparini left Pappu Gomez on the bench for Sunday’s 3-0 win over Fiorentina.
The pair clashed last week and Gas Sperini addressed the situation after yesterday’s win.
“We played in nine Serie A games and six Champions Leagues, I think Gomez was the only one to play in all of them. “We’ve been getting more solid recently with the new system and so we’re trying other options,” Gaspirini said.
“I believe in changing and evolving. I’ve always been in clubs for a very long time, at least in general. It takes about five years longer for a coach, so finding other options is inevitable.
“For example, my first Atlanta was completely different from the current iteration. We also saw some things against Ajax that we should try to adopt and learn from, because every week in the Champions League, when different football cultures come up we learn our game and Can be developed. “
The coach was then asked if Gomez would depart next month.
“It simply came to our notice then. I think the club will have to make strict choices about how to set goals for the team and coach in the future. It’s not necessarily the results, but the games how to behave and how to do. We have to look to the future, because when you get stuck and get stuck in your way, it’s like going backwards.
“If the coach is not in harmony with his club, it becomes a problem, but we always exchange ideas, that’s not an issue.”
Asked if things could still be improved, Gasparini left the door.
“I think Gomez has been our most important player in these five years, I have said many times, he was barely out of the team. Some situations are …
“For example, two years later, Pappu’s role in some games was difficult to handle for the team, as it could be convenient to change opponents and neutralize you.
“Based on everything, we need to be confident and open in listening. I don’t know how the situation will be resolved. It’s frustrating for Josip Ilicic, as he’s dragged into this whole situation in the media and has nothing to do with it. “
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