Sevilla confirmed that head coach Eduardo Berizzo has cancer but denied rumors that his health diagnosis was what inspired the club for a comeback which held Liverpool in 3-3 draw encounter in the Champions League.
In a statement, La Liga giants wished Berizzo for a speedy recover. Captain Nico Pareja posted a statement online on behalf of the entire club offering the coach their unconditional support.
“We pass on to him something that has been the mark of this club for a long time – ‘It is said we never surrender’ – we’ll all be there to make sure of that,” the statement said.
“Gaffer, you have more than enough courage to get through all of this, you’ve won our respect and affection and we want to let you know you can count on your team and thousands of people that will stand by you and will help you in this process. You are not alone in this battle!”
With the trust fully bestowed on Berizzo, Sevilla president Jose Castro said that he will remain in charge as long as his duties are compatible with his treatment.
“Berizzo is strong and will continue while we wait for treatment,” Castro said.
“We will support and rally round him because we are sure his problem will be solved.”
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