FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Chile to Colombia
SUBMIT PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Chile v Colombia - Estadio Jose Rico Perez, Alicante, Spain - October 12, 2019 Colombia's Duvan Zapata
Zapata is expected to be out for three weeks, including next week's Champions League match at Manchester City, with an adductor stress which required him out of the 0-0 draw versus Chile, played in Alicante, Spain, last Saturday.
"I reacted with an expletive," Gasperini informed Corriere dello Sport in a meeting released Friday.
"We wish that this mess caused by the national teams is ended; the champion can not be stopped 3 times in 3 months," he said. "At this factor, it is better to concentrate on the obstacles of the nationwide groups into a single break."
" It is useless to walk around the world and also play friendlies with no meaning; the players go through a whirlwind trip of 12 to 13 days where there is nothing at stake. And after that we complain that the variety of injuries rises."
He likewise grumbled that there were worldwide breaks in September, October as well as November as well as suggesting there must be a solitary, lengthy window for internationals instead.
Zapata was Atalanta's leading marker last period with 28 objectives in all competitions as well as having currently struck seven in 9 games this term.
"Some matches are not watched by any person, they are worthless from both a technical-tactical point of view and from an enjoyment viewpoint," included Gasperini, that has actually taken Atalanta right into the Champions League for the first time.
MILAN: Atalanta train Gian Piero Gasperini has actually classified international friendlies as pointless after leading marker Duvan Zapata was hurting playing for Colombia one week back.