Reports: Sevilla’s Berizzo has cancer

Sevilla will reportedly hold a Press conference on Wednesday to confirm that Coach Eduardo Berizzo is suffering from prostate cancer. broke the story during Sevilla’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Marca claims the club refused to deny it.

The newspaper adds the Andalusians will announce that Berizzo is due to undergo treatment and will need an operation.

“It was a crazy game, we went into the dressing room knowing that if we tried, [the comeback] could happen,” midfielder Ever Banega said after his side came back from 3-0 down.

“We must play all our matches like this. We had to come out [for the second half] with a different attitude, for the fans, who have always supported us, and also the Coach, who has reversed our situation.

“He’s the best fan we have. He’s led us on the right path and we’re with him all the way.”

Sevilla’s players were also seen coming together once the final whistle had blown at Sanchez Pizjuan, in an apparent show of unity for their Coach.

Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez has spent the past year battling a similar form of the disease.

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