first_imgHow is life going to a Atalanta legend that comes quite a lot for Spain?Yes, I don’t speak Spanish yet but I go to Tenerife a lot because we have a windsurfing and kitesurfing club in El Médano and there my daughter and her husband live with my four-year-old grandson. I am between Bergamo and Tenerife but I also travel throughout Europe because I work on a television channel with rights to the Champions League and the Premier League.Which Atalanta is better, the one of its time or the current one?In my time we were very strong, but this Atalanta is the best of all time. They will play anywhere, without fear, and they play the same way. They never go out to defend themselves. They leave with a high head, strong leg and are always true to their style anywhere. Atalanta’s greatest achievement to date in Europe was to reach the semi-finals of the Recopa in 1987-88, when the team played in Serie B. And you were the captain …The Atalanta and the city of Bergamo are very close, in my time and also now. That was a fantastic thing. All the teams that played that Cup were first division, the winners of the Cups of their countries, and all were eliminated. We were still in the competition being Series B. We went through rounds and in the end we lost against the Belgians of the Mechelen, who later became the champion. They had a great team with a great coach. Sometimes we have agreed by commenting matches and he agrees that they had some luck in that tie. We were very close to reaching the final. But it was a great experience and a great adventure. All Bergamo was very happy and still is what we did. There was a huge party in the country. It was a very sporting game, with the two twinned hobbies. It was a shame not to go to the final but everyone still remembers that tie because it was a great night.You played many of your 186 games in Serie A during the 80s and 90s. Was that the best league in Europe?Yes, it was the best league. There was never a championship like in those years. As of 1984 they were the best players in the world in Italy. The biggest attraction, obviously, was the best Maradona ever, but there was also the Milan of Sacchi, with the Dutch, a fantastic team; Inter of the Germans … We were able to make a good result against them.And already withdrew it was done tifosso from Atalanta …True. I still live in Bergamo, my three children are from here, I also have grandchildren. And yes I am very fond of Atalanta.And what do you think of the game being played in San Siro?We are a bit upset that the game is played in Milan. It is a shame but if we wanted to have a stadium in order we had to do this. Atalanta has already been playing there all the Champions League and well, we hope that the works of Atleti Azzurri d’Italia end from May to October. However, I think that in the match against Valencia we will reach 50,000 or 60,000 fans in San Siro. How do you see the tie against Valencia?Valencia is a favorite, obviously. Because Valencia has done much more in Europe than Atalanta. Valencia is a team that won Real Madrid 1-0 until the 95th minute but in the end they tied it. He also beat Barcelona … In Mestalla he is really strong. It is true that all the rivals of the hype were difficult, like Liverpool, Bayern … With Valencia, Atalanta has some option. I think the tie is 60-40 in favor of Valencia.But Atalanta comes to the tie in form …Yes, it is a great opportunity for the team and for the club. Atalanta plays well. They are not afraid of anyone. They go out to win the matches in any field. I think that in Valencia everyone will believe that it will be an easy tie but I don’t think so because Atalanta is doing a very good game in Serie A.What player fears of Valencia?Well, I know them all but I haven’t studied them in depth. I am focused on Premier matches and Tottenham-Leipzig. I will study them after the first leg.What can I bring Florenzi to Valencia?You can play sideways and also ahead. He is a great boy and a very good player who can contribute a lot.Will he be in the match?Well, I won’t be able to because I do Tottenham-Leipzig for TV but I hope to be in Valencia in the second leg.The greatest idol of tifossi of AtalantaGlenn Peter Strömberg (Goteborg, 1960) is the player who has played the most Atalanta shirt. A total of 186 sometimes he put on neroazurra during the eight years (from 1984 to 1992) that belonged to the Bergamasca squad. He was the eternal captain of the Atalanta ship in both Serie A and Serie B. Next year, If Papu Gómez continues at the current pace, he could beat him since he has 220 games in Atalanta.Strömberg arrived at Atalanta from Benfica, after winning the Portuguese league, but a few years before he had risen to fame with his fellow Goteborg after lifting the Uefa Cup, in 1982, after beating a giant in the final Period, the Hamburg. He played in Calcium in his golden age and had Caniggia or Evair as partners.ATALANTA B.C ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>TYPE WITH THE STROMBERG T-SHIRTATALANTA B.Ccenter_img Precisely playing in the Serie B came one of the most remembered successes of the rival of Valencia this Wednesday. It was in the 1987-88 season. Atalanta disputed the European Cup Winners Cup, after being runner-up in the Coppa of Italy, the previous year. With a team in which all were Italian except the Swedish Strömberg, they planted in the semifinals of the competition, when they were eliminated by the Mechelen, in the end champion.Strömberg was also 57 times international with Sweden, disputing the World Cup in Italy, in 90. Once retired, the Swede established his residence in Bergamo and today is another Bergamasco. At the Atalanta Stadium, the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Gewiss Stadium) is a true idol, Uno di noi for the tifossi. In several games they have taken a typhoon with the Strömberg shirt, with the number 7 he wore during the eight seasons he defended his shirt.last_img

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