Saturday August 1 2020
Gomez: 'Atalanta really miss Ilicic'

Papu Gomez confirms his bet with Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto and hopes Atalanta can beat Inter to give Josip Ilicic ‘a little joy.’

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“I am happy with the way this season has gone so far,” the captain told DAZN.

Ilicic has reportedly returned to Slovenia to be with family, as he is going through a difficult time on a personal level and won’t take part in the Champions League Final Eight tournament.

“We really miss Ilicic as a person even more than a player. He’s one of the most experienced in the dressing room and a great friend. We hope to give him a little joy by taking second place.”

Gomez has also made a bet with Lazio’s Luis Alberto on who gets the most Serie A assists this season.

“We’re friends anyway and made this bet, so whoever wins will get the other to buy them dinner. I won’t deny, I’d like to win!”

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