Both teams are playing today in what can be a defining match for a UEFA Champions League spot for next season.
Atalanta and AC Milan are set to play in a few minutes in the Italian Lega Serie A.
The game will be part of the regular season in the national competition, but it might be a direct match for a spot in the UEFA Champions League at the end of the season.
And for Atalanta captain Pap Gomez, the objective is clear: to beat AC Milan tonight.
“A gift I wish to get for my birthday? Surely winning, it would be the best thing, so we would spend a peaceful weekend with the team at the top,” he spoke to Milan News before the match.
“However this game goes, there are still fifteen matches left, so, until the end, we will not know where we will finish.”
“Of course the idea is to stay as high as possible and try to detach from the others, I’m talking above all about Sampdoria, Torino, and Fiorentina,” he added.
“It would be best to be between fourth and sixth place.”
“What I expect from the match? It will be a good match and surely both will want to do their best,” he commented.
“My favorite memory against Milan was the 2-1 victory three years ago at home when I scored at the end of the match.”
“Then there were important draws at the San Siro, as the 2-2 one in the first leg,” Gomez explained.
“What is our secret? There are no secrets. The truth is that the team works a lot with the coach and the athletic trainer and we have a winning mindset. We have a goal in mind and are trying to reach it.”
⚫️ MATCHDAY 🔵
— Atalanta B.C. (@Atalanta_BC) February 16, 2019