According to Italian media reports, Gasperini said in an interview that he will do his best to advance in the Champions League and I believe Ilicic will return soon.
Gasperini said: "The three-back system used to be considered a kind of heresy, but now Inter, Juventus, Roma, and Lazio all adopt a three-back formation. I think this is the best way to advance from the backcourt. The fact is It also proved that I was correct."
Atlanta has participated in the Champions League twice in a row, which has attracted the attention of many teams outside of Italy. In the following schedule, Atlanta will face Liverpool and Ajax. In this regard, the coach said: "We will play against two strong teams that have won championships before, but our goal is not to win everyone's attention, but to do our best to advance to the next round."
Ilicic has not appeared in the game since July due to personal reasons. In this regard, Gasperini said: "I have always been uncertain whether he can come back to play, but his performance in training gave me an unexpected response, I believe he will return soon."