Tina Polovina is reportedly the reason why Italian Serie A side Atalanta club’s talisman Josip Ilicic has been absent from football.
Since late July 2020, Atalanta and Slovenian forward Josip Ilicic has disappeared from where football fans always want him to be which is on the football field. His absence from the world of football was a result of personal reasons, according to statements from Atalanta.
However, viral speculations stressed that the 32-year-old football star slid into depression when he caught his wife, Tina Polovina, cheating on him in their own matrimonial home in Slovenia.
Since the news went viral in the last week of July until the time of publishing this report, Josip Ilicic nor his representatives were yet to issue a statement to debunk the speculation. However, he recently disabled the comment section on his Instagram page earlier in August because of the attacks directed at his wife by his Instagram followers through the comment section.
He recently took to his Instagram story to share a selfie of himself and his wife which is perceived to be a way of announcing to the world that he and Tina Polovina are not having any crisis.
Also, a critical check on his Instagram page proved that Josip Ilicic still keeps the pictures he snapped with Tina Polovina. This is rare among celebrities who have a crisis as serious as what the world has been made to believe.
But if the Atalanta star wants the world to think that all is well between him and his wife, why has he been away from football at the tail end of a season that is obviously the best in his career? Why has he not come out to set the records straight? Well, from all indications, Ilicic is not out with an injury; whatever has been keeping him away from football must be as personal as the viral scandal.
The relationship between Tina Poloviana and Josip Ilicic started in 2009 and they remained together with little or no scandal. The point in the relationship where they became married was not known but it was gathered that they had their first child in 2013. They named her Sofia. Their second child Victoria was born in 2018.
Ilicic loves Tina so much that the Atalanta star always dedicates his goals to her in almost every match he scores. He always does that by using his hands to make a “little heart” sign. This means that Ilicic reminded Tina how much he loves her 21-time which represents the number goals he has scored in 34 appearances for Atalanta this season.
The fact that the football star scores for Tina could be the reason why he felt unnecessary to continue playing football as reported when he allegedly caught her cheating on him. Whatever has happened between the two lovers has cost Atalanta the opportunity of having their best striker available for their biggest match of the season against Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday.