Simon Kjaer has had a difficult start in Atalanta, where the confidence from the coach has not been particularly great the first three months.

Wednesday was the Danish landsholdsanfører thus become at home in Italy, since teammates triumphed against Shakhtar Donetsk, and went further in the Champions League to the spring of the 1/8-finals.

Simon Kjær was directly chosen by the head coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

– I can also explain to Simon Kjaer was not injured. The only reason that he was not, was my decision, says Gian Piero Gasperini, according to football-italia.

Atalanta player in a different way than most. They play with a tremandsforsvar, which pushes up a pressure forward the track. And here, the coach apparently not been satisfied with the Danish landsholdsanfører.

– Simon is a great player, but have problems to adapt to our style of play. He has other good qualities. I tried him, I wanted him to play this week, but I was not convinced, adds Gian Piero Gasperini.

At the subsequent press conference after the Champions League triumph would the journalists know about the emergence of a new Martin Skrtel-case up in Atalanta. The story of Martin Skrtel is that he was in the club just one month in the summer during the start-up, so he ran away screaming shortly before the transfer window slammed in. His departure gave room for Simon Kjær.

the Atalanta coach dodged a bit at the question, and then said:

– I can say that Simon Kjaer is not on here. And it is solely my choice, says Atalanata-coach.

Seen from the outside, it seems odd that Simon Kjaer after 500 matches on top level has hard to adapt to acting in a new club. Landsholdskaptajnen have tried a little of each after the stay in clubs like Palermo, Wolfsburg, Roma, Lille, Fenerbahce, Sevilla and current Atalanta.

the Extra Leaf has been in contact with Simon Kjær press officer, Lars Hendel. At present, there are no comments from Love-camp.

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