Ilicic returned to Atalanta. The Bergamo fans welcomed him triumphantly with many banners.
Josip Ilicic of Atalanta has returned to Bergamo.
The Atalanta striker made his entrance to the Zingonia sports center around 3.30 pm.
Awaiting him, some fans and three banners hanging from the grating to the right of the main gate:
the blow-up of his typical exultation after a goal, the photo with the Valencia poker ball in the Champions League surmounted by the words “Josip mola mìa, Bergamo is with you” and the profile of Bergamo Alta with “Folle amore nostra”.
Ilicic was the great protagonist of Atalanta's fantastic season both in the league and in the Champions League.
The Slovenian finished the championship but then didn't feel like participating in the Champions League Final Eight. All this despite the fact that he himself had dragged the team to that goal with a lot of poker goals at Valencia in the round of 16.
Atalanta never gave an official explanation as to the reasons for this defection, they only said that it was not a physical problem.
According to some media reports, Ilicic's problem was of a mental nature. The player would return to Slovenia to recover from a psychological point of view (source Ansa ).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano