'Juventus are like WWE champion CM Punk' - Miccoli

The Italian forward believes the Bianconeri's will to win is similar to that of the wrestling star and speaks of his friendship with Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco

Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli has compared Juventus to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion CM Punk due to their willingness to do anything to win.

The former Old Lady striker has saluted the Bianconeri for their ability to capitalise on small situations and their grit when they are up against it.

"CM Punk, the WWE Champion for 344 days, is like Juve, as they are both strong and because they are great fighters," he told Tuttosport.

"They also take advantage of all little situations. For example, on Sunday [at a 'Hell In A Cell' event], he kept the title because the referee gave a 'low blow' to the opponent. You know, everything happens in wrestling.

Palermo director Pietro Lo Monaco recently claimed Miccoli would spend the rest of his career at the Renzo Barbera, and the former Benfica forward was quick to highlight his good relationship with the club official.

"This is the first time I heard such a thing and it filled me with joy. We'll talk soon, and see if we have everything you need to continue and move forward together, or not.

"The relationship between me and him will not change, however."

Palermo drew 2-2 with AC Milan on Tuesday and currently sit in 16th place in Serie A with eight points from 10 games.