Zappacosta: ‘My Atalanta fought for Serie A survival’

Davide Zappacosta admits it’s an odd feeling to be again at Atalanta, as each the previous Chelsea wing-back and the membership have modified a lot through the years.

He had been on the verge of a transfer on mortgage to Fiorentina, after related experiences at Roma and Genoa, however La Dea had been able to buy him on a everlasting foundation.

It is usually at first a return to the membership the place he began his profession within the Bergamo youth academy.

“Let’s simply say my journey started with Atalanta, they launched me in soccer and I’m proud to be again right here as a grown man, however nonetheless with the recollections of once I was at school,” mentioned Zappacosta on the official membership web site.

“I’m now again right here aged 29 with much more expertise behind me and I hope that I can go that on to my teammates.”

It’s secure to say that Atalanta have additionally modified within the intervening years, as that is their third consecutive Champions League marketing campaign.

“My first season with Atalanta was fairly troublesome, as we had been preventing for Serie A survival. Now I discover Atalanta have grown a lot, from the membership to the squad and even the coaching floor. They deserved all of this.

“I nonetheless obtained goosebumps once I noticed the youth sector the place I used to be dwelling and assume again to all of the sacrifices I made to get right here. Atalanta gave me my Serie A debut and I used to be at all times so glad to see them play within the Champions League.”

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