Wingback Robin Gosens admits that he still has a great feeling of respect for Atalanta, but is only focused on Inter Milan in this evening’s Serie A clash.

Speaking to InterTV ahead of this evening’s match, via FCInterNews, the 28-year-old German international gave his thoughts ahead of what promises to be a coming-together between his past and future.

Gosens joined Atalanta in 2017, and it was in Bergamo that he really made his name.

The German broke out as one of Serie A’s most prolific goalscoring wingbacks under Gian Piero Gasperini. Moreover, his all-round style of play made him a perfect fit for La Dea’s team.

Gosens was a crucial part of Atalanta’s team as they became regulars in European competition.

This also earned the German a number of call-ups to his national side. Gosens was one of Germany’s more eye-catching players at EURO 2020

Robin Gosens: Atalanta Special To Me But Inter Milan My Present

These several seasons of outstanding form at the Gewiss Arena earned Gosens a move to Inter in January of last year.

The German has yet to show his absolute best for the Nerazzurri. Last season, Ivan Perisic kept him out of Inter’s starting eleven. This time around, it has been Federico Dimarco.

Injuries have also played a role.

However, Robin Gosens has grown into a Nerazzurri shirt. The 28-year-old has played some part in the team winning the Coppa Italia and reaching the Champions League final.

Now, Gosens will aim to help Inter secure a spot in the top four of the Serie A table. They could have to do so at the expense of the team with which he made his name.

“I have great respect for Atalanta,” the German said. “The team who made me the player I am today.”

“I have maximum respect for Atalanta, but today I’m only thinking about Inter.”

Gosens also noted that “We want to avoid starting the way we did against Fiorentina, where we started the match slowly. We’ll need to start strongly from the first minute.”

Of the key to this evening’s match, Gosens said that “It’s always the details that decide these matches. The give and go will be important, they’re very good in possession.”

“I know them very well, they have great movement, and it will be essential to interpret out positions well.”

The 28-year-old added that “Today it will be essential to give our other matches continuity. It’s as important as the Coppa Italia.”

He added that “We want to avoid any drama on the last day by ending the Champions League qualification discussion here.”

Gosens also told DAZN, via FCInterNews, that “We haven’t had a lot of time to prepare from the Coppa Italia, but winning the Coppa gives us motivation to wrap up Champions League qualification today.”