Gasperini responds to Papu: “The aggression was his, he lied”

ANDhe world of football with many twists and turns. The Papu Gomez he knows. He was the captain and a very important figure to him. Atalanta. It was a difficult relationship to break. However, everything changed in a Champions League night League, where there was a conflict between coach and player. Something that is normal to happen on a pitch, but this time the limit was crossed.

Papu’s version

The Papuan wanted to explain what happened to make the decision to leave the Italian club in an interview for The nation. “I had to leave the club. I expected an apology from the coach who never came. I was wrong, I assume it, because in a Champions League match against a team from Denmark, the Midtjylland, I disobeyed him on a tactical cue. There were ten minutes to go until half-time and he asked me to play on the right, while I was playing very well on the left. I told him no. There I already knew that at halftime he was going to take me out, and that’s how it was. But in the halftime locker room he overstepped, crossed the limits and tried to physically assault me“, confessed the player of the Seville.

The Papu Gómez in the Atalanta
The Papu Gómez in the Atalanta

“There I said enough. One can argue, but when there is a physical aggression it is already intolerable. I asked for a meeting with the club president, Antonio Percassi, and I told him that I had no problem continuing, but I told him that I needed an apology from Gasperini. And I also told him that I believed that the president could not accept that the coach had tried to attack a player. The next day there was a whole campus meeting. I moved forward and apologized to the coach and my teammates for what had happened. And I didn’t get any apology from the technician. That’s where it all started. After a few days I told the president that I did not want to continue working with Gasperini at Atalanta, “added the player.

Gasperini’s version

Given these statements, Gasperini has not been slow to respond by La Gazzeta Dello Sport, where he wanted to highlight his version of what happened in the dressing room that day of Champions. “Gomez’s behavior and attitudes, on and off the pitch, had become unacceptable to me and his teammates. Has lied. The physical assault was yours, not mine. The real reason he left Bergamo is because he disrespected the owners of the club. ”

Gasperini, Atalanta coach
Gasperini, Atalanta coach

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