The coach enjoys Beto’s goals, the third comeback in a row and the many young players. “But I have to look at the ranking: we have to raise the bar of mentality”
BERGAMO. «I cannot be satisfied with seeing three boys from 2002 as Udogie, Samardzic and Soppy play as protagonists in the final. The coach must also look at the standings, at the results ». Luca Gotti thus closes his speech in the press room of the Gewiss Stadium, where Udinese avoided defeat with another goal from Beto, but where he also collected the third even in a row, arrived after just as many defeats, a count that tells of a Udinese that hasn’t won for a long time.
“We lost three games against strong opponents (Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina, before the three draws, ed), for the rest we were good, although this is still a group made up of many young people”, the Contarina coach had previously told the microphones of Dazn, as if to anticipate possible objections related to the ranking. In this moment of growth, even a small step forward can serve in terms of tranquility and serenity of the environment. “We know our goal well: from the first day of retreat we told ourselves of the need and desire to raise the bar, especially from the point of view of mentality”.
On a tactical level, on the other hand, yesterday Gotti proposed something new: an elastic 3-4-3. ready to turn into a 4-5-1 when Atalanta was pressing. «I studied it for this match. We had some tactical needs and I had many “good” players available. One of these is Molina whom I asked to play higher. I talked to him during the week. I told him: have fun. Because he had to think first about the offensive phase and then the defensive one ».
“We were able to take advantage of the spaces that Atalanta gave us, the match was prepared like this: then if you get a goal like this in the second goal, it is logical that this conditions the game”. It is the first decisive step of yesterday’s challenge. A contested action that the Juventus coach wanted to explain. «Football is this. It is made up of interpretations. We saw a half foul on Udogie: we thought we were entitled to a free kick, but Atalanta took advantage of the lineout to score ».
Bergamo also discovered Beto. And Gotti puts another piece in the mosaic of comments to better tell it: “He has characteristics similar to Osimhen of Napoli or Abraham of Roma, because he has kilos, centimeters but he also knows how to go deep”. In three words: «A modern striker».
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