Pirlo given Golden Tapir: ‘I’m confident’

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo was awarded the Golden Tapir after his difficult start at the Allianz Stadium. ‘I’m not afraid not to eat the panettone’.

Two days after the Champions League defeat to Barcelona, the coach has been given positive news with the recovery of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out with coronavirus since the international break.

But the results in the League and the latest setback in the Champions League prompted the TV show to award him the Tapiro d’Oro, to which the coach responded in a confident mood.

“We are running-in, I’m not afraid not to eat the panettone,” Pirlo told Striscia La Notizia when he received the satirical award. “I’m confident.”

By saying he’s ‘not afraid not to eat the panettone’, Pirlo insists he doesn’t fear getting sacked before Christmas.

The gag prize is given to someone who has been notably embarrassed or defeated in the preceding week.

Past winners include Milan director Paolo Maldini, the Rossoneri goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and former Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

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