Atalanta, De Roon ends up knocked out: “It’s a nightmare not to play the Europa League final”

“I never thought I’d write this: I can’t play in the Europa League final. What was supposed to be the most important week of my career has become the biggest nightmare.” Thus, on his Facebook and Instagram profiles, Marten de Roon, Atalanta midfielder unavailable until the end of the season due to the injury to his left hamstring suffered in the Italian Cup final against Juventus. “The pride I feel for our team, the city of Bergamo and the fans should prevail over sadness, frustration and anger. But it is still very difficult”, continues the Dutch international’s post.

De Roon talks about winning the two finals: “At first it was hard to believe. In the Italian Cup I saw my teammates running and heard the fans singing like no other, a feeling that I will always remember. Look at my face when I enter the field. It’s just pure happiness.”

Finally, on the historic match on 22 May without him against Bayer Leverkusen: “My journey ended halfway, but Atalanta’s journey will continue. I will go to Dublin, I will stay with the boys, I will live towards that first whistle as I would do it normally but without being able to do anything on the pitch – he closes -. I will shout as loud as I can. Thanks to everyone who sent a message and there were only two words left: Forza Atalanta.”