Vito Doria Date: 2nd March 2021 at 1:09pm
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Verona coach Juric has praised Atalanta’s Gian Piero for his ability to turn La Dea into Champions League regulars.

The 45-year-old played Gasperini at Crotone and Genoa and he praised his mentor for creating a strong team despite not having the resources of the big clubs.

“Gasp does not realise what he has done for Italian football,” Juric said in his , ahead of ’s midweek round.

“They had a fabulous youth sector and they have created a base to get great players at their economic level.

“Now they have a very good squad, even if they are not at the level of and Juve, and he has succeeded in keeping them together.

“He does not have the possibility of buying [someone like] but he keeps them there.”

Juric has been influenced by Gasperini and he implements a three-man like his mentor but he cannot see the Gialloblu reaching La Dea’s heights.

“We at Verona are far away,” he said. “I see it as very difficult but not only for us.

“Also for Sassuolo, who are more advanced than us, and for Torino and the others.”