Nigeria forward Lookman shares reason for success at Atalanta

Nigeria forward Lookman shares reason for success at Atalanta
Atalanta's Ademola Lookman celebrates after scoring. EPA/MICHELE MARAVIGLIA

by Thando Mpembe

Thursday Apr 11, 2024. 13:00

The Super Eagles’ Ademola Lookman has revealed the reason for his success at Serie A team Atalanta. The player joined the Italian outfit from RB Leipzig last season and has been impressive in recent weeks.

The 26-year-old has helped La Dea with eight goals and four assists thus far and the former Everton man is arguably enjoying the best spell of his career.

Lookman has expressed that his manager, Gian Piero Gasperini’s football ideology has been a key part of why he’s been playing at his best.

“Over the years, Atalanta have been known for playing attacking football, so for me to come into this positive style of play is great for me as an attacker,” Lookman told the Athletic.

“Gasperini is very big on playing forward and creating many opportunities to score goals. For me, he has made my football much simpler in how I think about it.”

Despite having a game left in hand, Atalanta is currently eight points behind Bologna in fourth place in the Serie A.

Lookman will be hoping to contribute significantly to La Dea as they compete in their final eight games of the season to secure the last European spot.

Last season, the forward also had a good run as he registered 13 goals and eight assists in 31 Serie A games.

Interestingly, that’s a higher return than what Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund produced at the club following his move last summer.

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