Atalanta and Slovenia star Josip Ilicic confessed his mystery illness “changed me. I realised football isn’t everything in life.”
It has never been entirely clarified what he was suffering from over the summer, but it was reportedly a bacterial infection of the lymph nodes.
He was in and out of hospital, on various drips and antibiotics until the right treatment was found.
“In those two months on antibiotics, I realised football isn’t everything in life,” Ilicic told the official Atalanta website.
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