Whether it was intended as a motivational tool is a matter of debate, but Sevilla coach Eduardo ‘Toto’ Berizzo reportedly informed his players that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer diagnosis at half-time in their topsy-turvy 3-3 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Los Rojiblancos were trailing 3-0 at the interval, but roared back in the second half to snatch a point thanks to a 93rd-minute equaliser from Guido Pizzaro.
The Sevilla players then flocked to celebrate the goal with Berizzo en masse, with the club later confirming that the 48-year-old is set to undergo further examinations to ascertain the extent of the treatment required:
The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Future examinations will decide what steps to follow regarding the treatment. Sevilla FC wants to show their maximum support to their coach at this time and wishes him a speedy recovery.
Sevillainfo report that the shock announcement came as a “jug of cold water” to the team, who showed “courage and pride” to dig out the draw for their boss.
On behalf of everyone at Pies, here’s wishing Toto the very best.