Monday April 22 2019
Ilicic: 'Atalanta giving nothing up'

Josip Ilicic warns Atalanta “are giving nothing up. As we’re up there, we want to win it all” in Serie A and the Coppa Italia after beating Napoli.

It was his introduction in the second half that sparked the comeback from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at the Stadio San Paolo.

“I still can’t kick the ball in my usual way due to this knee problem, but I try to do everything else,” the Slovenian told Sky Sport Italia.

This result puts Atalanta level on points with fourth-placed Milan, but behind due to their head-to-head record.

“The important thing is that we won to stay right up there and we’ll give our best. It’s good in a way that we started the season badly, because we had time to make up for it and now we want to keep that momentum going to the end.

“We’re in the Coppa Italia semi-final too and as we’re at that stage, we want to win it all. We’re giving nothing up. We know the sides challenging for a Champions League spot are very strong, but we want to be there too.

“For now, we’ll focus on Fiorentina, as that’ll be a battle just like today.”

The first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final ended 3-3 and the decider is in Bergamo on Thursday.

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