Atlanta United player Julian Gressel (right) handles ball in contest against New England Revolution
Photo credit: Matthew Modoono (Atlanta United Communications)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on August 2. Topics included Leandro Gonzalez Pirez’s comments on the state of the team, the communication level between manager Frank de Boer and the players, Gressel’s level of frustration with distractions to team via media interviews, Atlanta’s road loss at LAFC the previous week and Gressel’s thoughts on the MLS All-Star Game from July 31.