Lazio fell during the week 3-2 to Atalanta BC in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals. Despite their loss, the Biancocelesti can get their revenge over the weekend as both sides will meet again for league play. 

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini spoke to the media during his press conference, where La Lazio Siamo Noi relayed his words ahead of their matchup against Lazio. 

One of the first questions that Gasperini answered is facing the same team in a short span and how it affects his tactics. 

How do you face close matches against the same team? Under the tactical aspect, you have more knowledge. You can try to limit your opponents. We are happy to play two semi-finals in eight days.

We have enthusiasm and results that are proving us right. Coming to this match having won the previous one gives us the right energy, already reaching the top four was a great achievement.

Furthermore, Gasperini reflected on Atalanta’s victory and how it gives his squad momentum into this fixture against Lazio. 

Going into this game having beaten Lazio only a few days ago gives us the right boost. Just getting into the final four of the Coppa was already a huge achievement.