Adriano Boin Date: 5th March 2020 at 9:10pm
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The Mayor of Bergamo Giorgio Gori took aim at over his suggestion that Atalanta don’t deserve to be in the Champions League.

Agnelli made headlines for his comments at the FT Business of Football in London on Thursday he looks to push for a European Super League.

“I have great respect for what Atalanta is doing,” Agnelli began to tell those in attendance.

“Without history and with a great sporting performance, they qualified directly to the biggest European club competition. Is that right or not?”

While Atalanta haven’t responded to the comment, the Mayor of Bergamo didn’t hold back in defending La Dea.

“I respect Andrea Agnelli but really don’t agree with this,” Gori wrote on .

“Compared to the elite of the rich and famous, I prefer results achieved on the pitch and credit given to those who, though they only represent a provincial side, earned their place in Europe through sweat and dreams.

“It’s called SPORT.”

Atalanta finished third in Serie A last season and won the leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie with Valencia 4-1.