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The Atalanta midfielder spoke to Sky Sports following his sides impressive 2-0 road victory against a tough Bologna side. 

Gagliardini comments on the victory and squads current run of form:

“I am very happy for the win, but saddened by the yellow that will force me to miss the match against Juventus. Also because it was not a foul. Are we the Leicester of Italy? It seems a little over the top, even though the leaders slowed down they are strong, but we ourselves our in good shape as well”

Gagliardini on Atalanta’s style of play and the influence of youngsters at the club:

“When we defend we do well to recover the ball with maximum pressure and counter quickly with our fast players in attack. As for myself and other players in the cantera, we are experiencing something amazing, it’s wonderful to be accompanied by companions you’ve known for ten years”

The 22 year old has impressed many so far this season, earning himself a call up to Italy’s senior side earlier this month. His Atalanta side have been in great form and currently sit fourth in the Serie A table with twenty-eight points. Unfortunately for Gagliardini, he will miss next weeks crucial match against Juventus due to yellow card accumulation.

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