For the fifth consecutive time, Gasperini has not called up Josip Ilicic due to an alleged physical condition not up to par.
According to some, however, Ilicic's problem is not physical but personal . A few days ago, in fact, the same coach had let himself go to a sentence ("We are all close to him"), which generated many doubts about the absence of the player.
Gasperini will still have to do without Ilicic during the match against Parma, with the hope of being able to recover him for the Champions League quarter-final against PSG .
An absence which, however, did not go unnoticed among Atalanta supporters. In fact, many have decided to encourage him by changing their profile or cover image on Facebook by publishing one of the Slovenian number 72 to show him "support, closeness and affection in this difficult moment".
“We think about that challenge (at the PSG) but the best way to get there is to play these last two games in a careful and concentrated way. By winning both races we will be able to finish second, the best result ever in the history of Atalanta. The most important goal was to qualify for the Champions League but we will do everything to win these last two games, "said Gasperini during the last press conference.
“This period has been difficult for all teams in all respects. For our part, we have always shown a good condition and stability. And luck has also allowed us not to lose players so far, except Ilicic . It was a strange championship. Without audience it was not the same. We have managed to adapt and now we hope that people will return to the stadiums soon. We hope that in September there will be more normal conditions, because football thus loses too much ”. (source GIANLUCADIMARZIO.COM)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano