Atalanta coach Gasperini said his club should have beaten Juventus yesterday.
His side twice surrendered a lead against the reigning Serie A champions but the coach remains proud of his side Gian Piero Gasperini was proud of Atalanta after a 2-2 draw with Juventus, but felt his side deserved to win.
Atalanta led twice through Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskiy, but Cristiano Ronaldo scored penalties to cancel out both goals, including a 90th-minute equaliser in Turin on Saturday.
While Gasperini was proud of his team, the Atalanta coach believes they deserved all three points.
“I’m definitely more proud. We played great in the first half and in the second half there was a comeback by Juve,” he told a news conference.
“But with our play, we managed to take the lead and play a great game anyway. Of course, we are also upset because we deserved to win.
“But, in football, your performance is not always enough.”
He added: “We were ahead until the last minute and we did everything to deserve the win.
“We said qualifying for the Champions League for the second year in a row was our ultimate aim, so after that finishing third or second is about prestige.