Sevilla Fc on Wednesday issued a statement through the club official website revealing head coach Berizzo’s prostate cancer diagnosis.This happened after the head coach revealed his present condition midway through Tuesday 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
“The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Future examinations will allow us to decide what steps to follow regarding its treatment.
“Sevilla FC wants to show its full support for the coach right now and wishes him a speedy recovery.”
After the thrilling encounter with Liverpool, reports started to emerge that the 48-year old was ill, with the Spanish media confirming that the players first got the bad news during the half-time briefing with the head coach at which point they were down by three goals.
“We had to come out with a different attitude for the fans and for the boss, he made us play like that,” Ever Banega-one of the clubs longest serving player speaking on head coach Berizzo’s prostate cancer diagnosis.
Eduardo Berrizo(a center-back during his days) had a very blissful playing career he played for the Newell’s Old Boys, Atlas and River Plate before he moved to play in Europe where he played just one season with Marseille.Eduardo spent the rest of his career in Spain where he played for Celta and Cadiz.
Eduardo had 13 international caps for the Argentinian national team between 1996-2000.
Eduardo’s coaching career started in 2011 when he handled the Estudiantes, he later coached Chilean side O’Higgins and Celta Vigo in Spain where he spent three fruitful years.
He joined Sevilla in the summer of 2017 where he has enjoyed a promising career so far.
Sevilla is currently fifth in the La Liga table and the outstanding comeback on Tuesday means Sevilla must claim the maximum three points against Maribor in the final group stage match to secure their place in the Champions League round of 16.
The Sevilla fans will be hoping that the news on head coach Berizzo’s prostate cancer diagnosis won’t turn things around this season.