Except for second thoughts, the Ilicic season should end with the Atalanta shirt. The footballer would not have physical but psychological problems.
Ilicic's season with the Atalanta shirt would end on the best. In fact, the player would have accused of psychological problems during the lockdown and would never recover.
It would have been a trauma for the Slovenian footballer to pass the coronavirus quarantine in a city like Bergamo amid ambulance sirens and coffins carried by military trucks.
To address this delicate issue, it is Repubblica in an article by Franco Vanni. Here is the part of the article where Repubblica talks about the alleged psychological problems of the Atalanta footballer.
“The 32-year-old Slovenian has returned home to his countryside. To cure it are the family, who really know him, before football brought money and fame.
"He is a strong boy but also fragile, like the trunks of ancient trees", say his companions with whom he shared the locker room in Florence, between 2013 and 2017.
Zingonia's goals, victories and the confidence of the Nerazzurri club were not enough to prevent something from breaking.
Josip Ilicic suffered the months of lockdown in Bergamo, with the daily count of the dead, the images of the coffins carried by military trucks, the fear of doing even the simplest things and the metamorphosis of human contact: from a source of comfort to danger of infection.
If his depression is only doctors can tell, because it is a disease and not a simple state of mind.
Atalanta, which owes a great deal, did everything it could. His companions, the company and Gasperini himself have gone as far as their limits in a mission too big for them too.
The coach has always given him confidence, up to field him against Juve despite the dull matches he had played with Lazio, Udinese, Cagliari and Sampdoria. It was not enough. The spark did not rekindle the fire "(source Repubblica) .
Source: Blitz Quotidiano