Verratti: “Atalanta without Ilicic is like Juve without CR7 or Barça without Messi”


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Verratti: "Atalanta without Ilicic is like Juve without CR7 or Barça without Messi"

The PSG player acknowledged that Atalanta will feel the Slovenian footballer’s absence in the Champions League quarterfinal match.

Paris Saint-Germain you still don’t know if you can count on Kylian Mbappé for the match for the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Atalanta next week. However, on the other side, a more than important absence is already confirmed.

It is that the Italian club already knows that it will have to do without one of its greatest figures: Josip Ilicic. In fact, Atalanta’s top scorer in the Champions League will probably miss out on the rest of the competition if the Bergamo side leave the Parisian team behind.

In that sense, the footballer Marco Verratti He spoke with the “Gazzetta dello Sport” and highlighted the absence of the former player from Palermo and Fiorentina.

“His absence is very heavy, because it is as if Barcelona could not count on Messi or Juventus on Cristiano Ronaldo,” said the midfielder.

Similarly, Verratti clarified that Atalanta is dangerous even though Ilicic is not available. “Even without him, Atalanta continued to win in Serie A. And all thanks to the work of Gasperini,” he said.

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