How I Transformed Ademola Lookman – Atalanta Boss


Gian Piero Gasperini, the manager of the Italian Serie A side Atalanta has explained how he was able to transform and unlock the potentials of Nigeria’s Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman.

The Nigerian forward was the star man for the club this season and his performance earned the club their first European title.

Atalanta defeated German champion Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final of the UEFA Europa League with Lookman scoring a hat trick.

” Lookman is a top player today, but he wasn’t before.

He was strong but tended to light up in flashes and at other times would disappear from the game, he was the same in training sessions.

” I worked with him using the patience of an artisan craftsman, what he did in the last few weeks feels like his maturity.

He wants the ball, participates in the game, and works with his teammates “, he told Football Italia.