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Atalanta coach sees top potential in Ademola Lookman

Atalanta coach sees top potential in Ademola Lookman

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is convinced Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman has the potential to become a world-class player, not just in Serie A but on the global stage.

Ademola Lookman impressed in Atalanta’s Europa League draw against Sporting Lisbon, showcasing his ability to create chances. He even came close to scoring but hit the woodwork.

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Since joining Atalanta last season, Ademola Lookman has unlocked his attacking potential, contributing 15 goals across all competitions and already scoring 8 Serie A goals, despite a slow start.

Sporting Lisbon vs Atalanta

Gasperini believes Lookman’s pace, athleticism, and skill can elevate him to the next level. He emphasizes pushing Lookman to maximize his potential.

“We all see Lookman’s talent and speed,” Gasperini stated after the Sporting Lisbon draw. “He wasn’t always so offensive, scoring only 6-7 goals a year previously. Now he’s fast, dribbles well, and even uses his head effectively.”

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“I keep encouraging him because he sometimes disappears from the game,” Gasperini continued. “However, I believe he can become a key player for us when he takes control near the goal.”

Ademola Lookman aims to break his 17-game European league goal drought when Atalanta hosts Lisbon at Gewiss Stadium next week.

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