Atalanta must qualify for Champions League – Lookman


Ademola Lookman says it is important for Atalanta to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Atalanta boosted their chances of securing a place in Europe’s biggest club competition with a 2-0 victory over Empoli on Sunday night.

Lookman scored Atalanta’s second goal with a brilliant solo effort.

It was the Nigerian’s 11th goal of the campaign for La Dea.

The winger has also registered seven assists across all competitions.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side currently occupy sixth position in Serie A , two points behind AS Roma, who are fifth on the table.

Five teams will represent Italy in the UEFA Champions League next season which means Atalanta must topple Roma on the table before the end of the season to achieve their objective.

“This victory(against Empoli) is very important because we have to reach the Champions League. We also have commitments in the Italian Cup and the Europa League, winning today was important,” Lookman said as per Napoli Magazine.

“Roma are a strong team but so are we. We know that every match is difficult but we are ready to try to win them all.”

Atalanta will face basement club, Salernitana in their next league game.