Atalanta’s Musa Barrow reveals goal drought reason

Friday, December 21, 2018

Gambian international striker and Atalanta player, Musa Barrow has revealed the reason for his current run of ten games without a goal in the Serie A, saying that the goal drought is as a result of the tight marking that defenders of their opponent teams put on him.

The Scorpions striker told Foroyaa’s Sulayman Bah in an interview on Wednesday that the Italian Serie A defenders studied him very well compared to that of last year.

The 20-year-old started just five times in a total ten games clocking a combined three hundred and eighty-seven minutes. Last season, Barrow netted three times for Atalanta and asked why the prolong goal drought.

He said the reason for not scoring any goal yet is because the Italian defenders really studied him very well. “The defenders have studied me. They knew if they give me the field I can be dangerous. A year ago everything was easier,” The Gambian striker said.

Barrow was recently nominated for Europe’s youngest best player which PSG’s Kylian Mbappe won. Against Lazio on Monday this week, the wunderkind was left to warm the bench as Zapata earned Atalanta the sole goal that secured them the point.

Up next for Barrow and co is a trip to Genoa this Sunday as they look to move from the current sixth-place they occupy.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara