“Coppa Italia or Champions: I don’t choose Goddess, I have my fill and I want everything”. It is determined Tobacco Zapata, and on his 30th birthday, he confides in a long interview on the columns of “The Gazzetta dello Sport“.
MINI PREPARATION – “It was necessary – the center forward admits regarding the national break -, the” dry job “, playing twice a week, I had never been able to do it”. The attacker was able to prepare himself physically in view of the restart and the final rush with the Goddess, to be decisive and, without half measures, he wants the most from the Atalanta club.
TARGETS – “If the Italian Cup or the Champions League? We will try to make as little mistakes as possible, but it is also true that winning a title would be special and would make you play the Super Cup. Let’s say I don’t choose, I want everything”.
THE CHALLENGE AGAINST HIS FORMER UDINESE – “I only have good memories in Udine. When I arrived, I got hurt almost immediately, they waited for me and looked after me perfectly and then, the following season, I went for the first time in my career in double figures”.
LITE WITH IBRA – “The quarrel with Ibra? I didn’t even answer him … I won 3-0, why start arguing?”
THE STATURE OF THE GODDESS – “Atalanta were not inferior even to Inter. Now we have ten finals to dream, but we will have to be careful not to make any mistakes.”
CONSTANT REALIZATION – In double figures for 5 consecutive seasons, 3 with the Goddess. “The coach (Gasperini, ed) was fundamental at the beginning here in Bergamo, I owe a lot to him and after I assimilated his game concepts, I found it easier to score”.
THE MOST OBSTIC DEFENDER ENCOUNTERED – “Demiral is really tough and fast. Then there’s De Vrij”
THE COVID EXPERIENCE – “Surely the sound of the ambulances remained impressed on me – Zapata refers and concludes, recalling exactly the situation in Bergamo, a year ago -. Terrible moments, such as those of the wagons with coffins”
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