Atalanta must sustain Serie A start –Lookman

Ademola Lookman says he is enjoying his football in Italy and hopes his club Atalanta sustain the momentum which has seen them maintan second spot in the Serie A after 10 games,

The Nigerian winger helped Atalanta scored the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.

He curled a perfectly struck left-footed shot into the top corner to net his fourth of this term and maintain an unbeaten start to the season for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side.

With the victory, Atalanta are second on the table with 24 points, their best-ever start to a Serie A campaign following Napoli’s 3-2 win over Bologna on Sunday.

 

Lookman, 25 on Thursday, has so far scored four goals and provided three assists for the Bergamo side since he arrived in the summer from RB Leipzig.

 

“It was another tough match against another tough opponent, we’re glad to get the three points,”Lookman told Sky Sport Italia

“The boys dug in deep and it was a resilient performance.

“Obviously that’s a long way away. Like I said before, we take it game by game, we’ve been doing that and getting results. We’re just happy to be top of the table for now and then we’ll see how time goes.”

 

And the Nigerian winger added that he hopes his best-ever start goes on.

 

“I am very happy to be here, I feel very settled in the squad and the city. I am enjoying my football. Long may it continue!” he said.

 

Lookman joined Charlton’s academy in 2014 and made a rapid rise through the ranks before his first-team debut in November 2015.

 

Over two seasons, he went on to feature 49 times in all competitions for the Addicks, scoring 12 goals, before signing for Everton on a four-and-a-half-year-deal in January 2017.

 

He scored four goals in 48 appearances for the Toffees, before enjoying a brief loan spell with Leipzig in the 2017-18 season which led to a permanent five-year deal in July 2019.

 

Lookman has five caps for three-time African champions Nigeria and scored his first international goal in the record 10-0 win over Sao Tome e Principe in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June. Source

 

Author: Success Martins

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