Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli concedes they “had to suffer to bring the point home” ina 0-0 draw with Atalanta.
Bartlomiej Dragowski made an extraordinary 17 saves to keep it goalless at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.
“We are happy with the result, especially as we had to work really hard and suffer to bring the point home,” Andreazzoli told Sky Sport Italia.
“Dragowski certainly did well and we were unable to take advantage when Atalanta started to tire, as we were forced into all three substitutions by injuries.
“It would’ve been excessive to take all three points in the circumstances, but it might’ve made up for some other performances where we deserved more.
“I am worried by the fitness levels of many of my players, but we emerge from this game feeling stronger. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious for Diego Farias or Dimitris Nikolaou.
“A point doesn’t change our position in the table by much, but it does give a sense of consistency and confidence.”
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