Josep Ilicic will not participate in the historic clash of Champions League of his Atalanta against PSG. The Nerazzurro forward, fundamental in the incredible seasons that Gasperini's are living, has disappeared from the green since last July 11. After the game against Juventus he has not been called again, officially due to physical discomfort. The reality, as all the Italian media tell us, is that the footballer suffered a problem defined by the Corriere dello Sport “absolutely private and personal”. A situation that would have affected him psychologically to the point of having presented himself to training with five kilos less and without any energy.
The club has let him go to Slovenia to regain serenity and strength. The comrades have sent him a message of encouragement and so did the Tifosi, who dedicated a banner to him at the gates of the sports city: “Don't give up, Josip.” A very important loss for the whole of Bergamo: Ilicic had scored five goals in the seven presences of this Champions League and his quality could be decisive in reaching a legendary semifinal. The 'Dea' already awaits you for the next course.