Ilicic, Gasperini: “He is surrounded by a lot of affection. We hope to have it back for next season. "
“He is surrounded by a lot of affection – says Atalante coach Gian Piero Gasperini to Radio microphones, too sport on Rai Radio 1 -.
These are situations that can happen to anyone when you least expect it. Precisely for this reason we are all in his aid.
A return to the Champions League? Objectively it is difficult, the player has been standing for a long time, but it would be nice to see him again for the next season ".
“His absence takes away a lot – admits Gasperini -.
Partly because of the quality of the player, partly because we don't have a similar alternative as a role.
However, we have adapted well with Pasalic, Malinovsky and Muriel's often decisive entry.
Perhaps on dry games, as will happen in the Champions League, it will be easier to make up for it than for an entire championship. "
And the challenge against the PSG is at the center of all Atalanta's attentions:
“Being in the quarterfinals is already a huge achievement.
We will face the challenge with the PSG with satisfaction and the intention to play our best chances. Because we can have some chance ".
“Different things will make a difference.
The technique, the physical and mental condition – underlines the technician -.
It was a very busy period, because playing with this continuity of games was really anomalous and took away energy from the players.
But now we have enough time to be able to prepare as best we can and arrive well at this race.
It is not clear whether it was better to play 13-14 games as we did or to rest as it happened to the French teams: we will understand it also seeing Juventus-Lyon.
At this moment I dream of being able to pass the round and play a semifinal, but I know that the difficulty of the race will be great. The French are a very talented team, candidates to win the Champions League.
Much will also depend on Mbappé, a player of great value, but we can have some chance. Gollini's recovery? We will see better tomorrow, it is a strong contusion ”. (Source: Radio Uno).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano