Gasperini’s scream is full of meaning in memory of Josip Ilicic and the depression that the Atalanta playmaker experienced
A text said “Men never cry”, Fortunately The reality looks completely different also towards the so-called Iron Sergeants such as Gian Piero Gasperini: great trainer with a very strong characterwhere, however, it is not devoid of touching emotions that only take a moment to emerge, especially when a Number 72 which he still creates today Memories upon memories.
Alciato’s question about depression Josip Ilicic He had the technician pull it out An answer that goes beyond a simple story about what the playmaker did on the field (and this doesn’t need to be explained), but a something deeper, more human: a relationship between father and son in which it is impossible to hide emotions, even if tears overflow when thinking back to the meeting before the game against PSG (and who knows how it would have ended if the “Professor “would have been there). Lisbon).
A scream capable of empathizing with fans and rivals, but above all with Atalanta fans who remember their closeness to Josip between messages of affection and posters that are hung throughout the city in the name of this union that characterizes the Orobian people in difficult times: People who are ready to fight, leave no one behind, roll up their sleeves and let their big hearts shine through, It surprises even those who have always seen Bergamo as a closed city, although the reality is very differentWith the’Atalanta which was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel: in its own way a symbol of rebirth (such as the Grande Torino in Italy shortly after the Second World War).
Over and beyond “The always sweaty shirt” There is also another sentence that is very close to the Nerazzurri world: “First men, then champions”. It is no coincidence that Gasperini stressed yesterday how important it is Immerse yourself in the Bergamo mentality. Work, seriousness, but above all people with great values who always show themselves united: from Atalanta to everyday life to delicate moments like 2020. A symbolism contained in the relationship between Ilicic and Gasperini that will go beyond the pitch.