Speaking after his side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, CEO Luca Percassi insisted that the accomplishment marked the greatest day in Atalanta’s history.
“It’s hard to believe, I still can’t get my head round what we’ve achieved,” Percassi told Sky Italia. “The odds were really against us, we had a very small chance of going through, and yet we did it thanks to an extraordinary performance.
“It was emotional watching Atalanta win in such a difficult situation. I am very happy for my father Antonio, the club President who has been a lifelong Atalanta fan and started in their youth academy.
“From tomorrow, we get back to work, but tonight let us enjoy the most important day in the history of this club.”