If you thought that Juventus ended the week empty-handed following their humbling defeat at the hands of Milan, then guess what, an ‘award’ has been granted to a club official.
Unfortunately for the Old Lady, it’s not exactly an award that you’d want to win, but is in fact a mocking one known as the Tapiro d’Oro trophy – the Golden Tapir – by the famous satirical television show Striscia La Notizia.
According to Football Italia, Andrea Pirlo was supposed to be the receiver of the trophy, but the coach left the Continassa training center on Monday from a different gate.
Therefore, vice-president Pavel Nedved ended up receiving the ‘honor’ himself, and had a brief chat with the presenter of the show.
“There are some difficulties, but we’ll fight until the end,” Nedved said while leaving the training center.
“Pirlo and Ronaldo will stay at Juventus,” confirmed the club legend.
Nonetheless, these words might be just an attempt at keeping things as calm as possible in the last two weeks before the conclusion of the current campaign.
Juventus currently sit 5th in the Serie A table, one point behind Napoli in 4th position, as they are running the risk of missing out on Champions League football for the first time since 2011/12.
The Bianconeri will play against Sassuolo this Wednesday, before taking on Inter in the weekend, and Bologna next week.
Juve also still have a Coppa Italia final to play against Atalanta on May 19th.