Atalanta midfielder Mario Pasalic sat down with Serie A ahead of Matchday 4 to speak about his position, Gian Piero Gasperini, his style of play, and the city of Bergamo.
Versatility & Gian Piero Gasperini
27-year-old Pasalic has been used in various positions throughout his career and specifically at Atalanta under Gian Piero Gasperini.
“I can play in three or four different positions in a single game. I always adapt straight away to what the coach asks of me. I try to do my best in every role he plays me in and I try to carry out his instructions. He’s a great coach – a genius when you’re talking tactics.”
Style of Play & Goalscoring
The Croatian has made 170 appearances for La Dea, scoring 40 goals and providing 26 assists thus far.
“Goals are in my blood. I have a sense of when to time my runs forward, so I can arrive from deep and threaten the opposition. I’ve scored lots of goals and I hope to keep doing so.”
The City of Bergamo
Known for its medieval atmosphere and culturally rich Italian experiences, it is also the supporters from the city that impress Pasalic.
“Bergamo is a small, beautiful city. The fans too – they’re marvellous. They are always behind us, during the high points in the club’s history, like the last three years, but also in times like last year, which did not go quite as well.”