Atlanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini has come out to say that his team deserved to beat Juventus after their 2-2 draw yesternight.
Gasperini recently revealed that he is proud of the way his players faced the champions, but he is upset that they did not snatch the victory.
According to him, his boys were better until the last minute and they did all they could to get all three points vs the league leaders.
He added that it proves that your performance during football matches is not always enough to get the result you want.
His words, “I’m definitely more proud. We played great in the first half and in the second half there was a comeback by Juve,”
“But with our play, we managed to take the lead and play a great game anyway. Of course, we are also upset because we deserved to win.
“But, in football, your performance is not always enough.”
“We were ahead until the last minute and we did everything to deserve the win.
“We said qualifying for the Champions League for the second year in a row was our ultimate aim, so after that finishing third or second is about prestige, but the objective remains the same.
“I thought we started quite strong this season, then of course the Champions League took some energy out of us. The real points we dropped were in the games with Lazio, Juventus and Inter, but then we never did target the Serie A title.
“We’ve raised the bar and are hitting our targets anyway. We can’t think of the Scudetto. It’s already infuriating many people to see us in the Champions League, as it brings with it so much financial gain and prestige.
“We’re seeing the team grow every year. We didn’t have this kind of character to play like this at the Juventus Stadium in the past, but if we keep getting results and performances, we do grow.
“Juventus have the Scudetto, they’re not going to let it go. I don’t know how much longer we can keep winning games, but it’s in any case a way of testing ourselves for the Champions League and we fully intend to make a good impression in Europe.”