“Ilicic special guy with a background depression. He could have knocked it down with little ". Andrea Mantovani, Josip Ilicic's former teammate, explains this.
Mantovani spoke of Ilicic's depression, the very delicate moment that the man and the Atalanta player are experiencing. “He has incredible skills, he could have done even more. I'm sorry for what he's going through, he's a special guy, I hope to see him on the pitch soon. It is a show for everyone ”.
Andrea Mantovani , now 36 years old, a freed player after his last experience in Vicenza, was Ilicic's teammate at the time of Palermo. In the interview with Mediagol.it (taken from calcioatalanta.it) he talked about the relationship with Ilicic and the great sensitivity of the Slovenian.
“An introverted boy, with a basic depression, who could bring him down with little. He has incredible skills, he could have done even more. At Atalanta he is doing crazy things but he could have aspired to even more prestigious squares. I'm sorry for what he's going through, he's a special guy, I hope to see him on the pitch soon. It is a show for everyone ”.
Meanwhile, Josip Ilicic has returned to Bergamo
After a period spent in Slovenia with his family, the Atalanta striker has therefore returned closer to the Goddess and to the places where, until the blackout of the summer, he has always enjoyed himself. Because Atalanta is not Ilicic's problem. The crisis has to do with the ghosts of war and the past opened up by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, the unexpected conditions that blew up its dark evil.
Gasperini: "He is surrounded by a lot of affection"
When will Josep Ilicic return to play ? “He is surrounded by a lot of affection – said the Atalante coach Gian Piero Gasperini to the microphones of Radio, 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 help ”.
"His absence takes away a lot – admitted Gasperini -. A little because of the quality of the player, a little because we don't have a similar alternative as a role. However, we adapted well with Pasalic, Malinovsky and the often decisive entry of Muriel ”. (Source Mediagol)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano