FLORENCE – Atalanta was eliminated from the Italian Cup at the hands of Fiorentina, at the end of the game, Gasperini heavily attacked the purple fans who had offended him during the game with vulgar choirs: "I have never insulted anyone, I have always come as an opponent but I have never insulted anyone. My mother went to war to give free speech to those morons who sing 'children of p …', they are the 'children of p …'. It is an excessive insult, a rudeness. "
There is no good blood flowing between Gasperini and Fiorentina fans after the coach in the past accused Federico Chiesa, idol of the purple supporters, of being a simulator.
Then the coach talked about the game explaining the reasons for this elimination. His statements are reported by the Corriere dello Sport:
“The team seemed to me tired today, it hasn't recovered after Inter. We went a few gears down, and despite this we had the chance to win, but Fiorentina had more energy than we did. In the first half we danced a little behind, however the Caldara game was positive. In the second half we made quite easy goals.
Caldara hasn't played for a long time, the last in the league had done it with us … He has been training for two months, I have seen him well and today he had a good game, despite the difficulties of the team. Although the Italian Cup falls on the eve of difficult games, we still wanted to respect it and tried to pass the round. At the end of the round we are fourth, it's a fantastic position for us and I think we can repeat ourselves.
The Champions League is an icing aside. We are sorry to go out in this way, we had created the conditions to overcome the shift even in a difficult day. They give me a lot of merits, but they must also be distributed with society, environment and players. Today it must teach us that we must always be at our best "(source Il Corriere dello Sport).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano