With 21 goals in 34 matches has slovenian Josip Ilicic has been one of the major reasons for Atalanta's big success this season.
And with the four objectives of the sloveneren in the same match in the Champions League-1/8-final out against Valencia, he was of Europe's hottest players right before coronapausen.
on Saturday night against Inter was Ilicic not in the squad for Atalanta, and he has not been the last six matches, just like he didn't scored since coronagenstarten.
Now, writes La Gazzetta dello Sport, that the reason that the attacker has disappeared entirely out of the picture is that coronapandemien have to hit him harder than the majority.
Ilicic cheering for the Champions League-scoring. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Sky Italia writes that Ilicic has not been on the træningsanlægget at the latest.
Officially has the explanation been a ankelskade, but according to the Italian media, due to the personal problems on top of coronaepidemien, and Atalanta has some weeks back given him permission to travel home to Slovenia in order to find himself.
- The more time that goes by - the less likely it is that we get Ilicic to see on the track again, said the Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini in a press conference earlier in the week.
And on Saturday against Inter was Ilicic know, I don't, and it seems therefore not likely, that he comes up with against Paris SG in the Champions League quarter-finals.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport comes Ilicic not to play more in the season, and if he even comes back on the field should ever be unsafe.
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