The coach of Atalanta Gian Piero Gasperini after a victory over “Parma” with the account 2:1 was told that Josip Ilicic could play with PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals:
“It is a pity that in the crucial moments of the season we have to do without key players. We had months without Duvan Zapata, now Iličić is missing, and the more time passes, the less likely that we’ll get him back in the game in the Champions League. It will be very difficult to prepare it.
The team adapts well and trying to find a balance because we have players with very different characteristics, for example, Mario Pasalic, Alejandro Gomez and Ruslan Malinovskiy.
Iličić is fundamental for us, it was his season until March. He played excellent in Serie A and in Europe. It’s like Juventus will play without Paulo Dibala or Lazio without Ciro Immobile, or even “inter” without Romelu Lukaku”.