For Josip Ilicic, just before the kick-off for Atalanta-Torino, the last heartfelt and emotional tribute from the Nerazzurri world was given: the whole stadium on his feet, with the player visibly excited.
Josip Ilicic from today he is no longer officially a player of theAtalanta: the Slovenian has found the consensual resolution with the orobico club and has released himself, waiting to find a new team with which to continue the last part of his career. A heartfelt and emotional farewell with the Nerazzurri club who wanted to greet him in a particular way both on social media and on the pitch. Shortly before the match against Torino, valid as a postponement of the 4th round, the whole Gewiss Stadium stood up paying homage with the last heartfelt tributeJosip Ilicic who gave himself to his former fans, with a catwalk on the pitch.
After all, Ilicic’s farewell to Atalanta represents the end of an era: leaves the Goddess after five years that have never been spent in a banal way. The Slovenian has forged a very strong bond with the club and the management, as well as with the whole Atalantine environment and with the same city with which he shared unforgettable moments and always found comfort in difficult ones, such as in the period in which he suffered from depression in recent years.
An inevitable separation, matured together and with a solution that will allow Ilicic to evaluate new professional solutions calmly, as a freelancer. “Since 2017 he has enchanted Bergamo with his plays, his inventions, his pure class. On the pitch he made us dream with his magic, outside he made us move for sensitivity and humanity” the Nerazzurri club wrote in an official statement full of emotions. “Poker in Valencia will forever remain the manifesto of the champion Iličić, the noble gesture of donating the ball of that magical evening at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo is the portrait of the man Josip. There would be goals and assists to list, but what these seasons lived together meant goes far beyond numbers. Now our paths separate, but the memories and emotions will remain forever. Good luck Professor and thanks for everything!“..
A greeting in front of which the same player had already replied, via social media, equally exciting and heartfelt, for those in Bergamo who wrote their own story and that of an entire club, as the dg recalled in the pre-match against Turin. of Atalanta Umberto Marino: “Ilicic? We all have a special bond with him. In recent years he has done things that remain in the history of this club: we just have to thank him and wish him the best.” And the splendid scene aired at the Gewiss Stadium was the perfect setting for an author’s painting.CopyAMP code