Monza president Berlusconi promises squad a 'bus full of wh*res' if they beat Milan or Juventus

  • Monza got promoted this season to Serie A
  • Currently in 14th place in the table
  • Berlusconi makes a strange promise on X-mas dinner

WHAT HAPPENED? Monza were promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history in 2021-22 as they emerged as Serie B playoff winners. They are currently ranked 14th in the Italian top flight with 16 points to their name from 15 matches and the campaign will be considered a success if they manage to avoid immediate relegation. Club president Berlusconi met his squad along with the coaching staff for a Christmas dinner on Tuesday, and promised the players a bizarre reward if they can upset one or two of Serie A's top teams in the new year.

WHAT THEY SAID: "We found a new coach [Raffaele Palladino], who was at our youth team, he is good, smart, kind, and able to stimulate our lads,'' said Berlusconi.

''I decided to add an extra stimulation, so I told the lads you will play Milan, Juventus, etc, so if you beat one of these big teams, I will have you greeted in the locker room by a bus full of wh*res.''

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Although Monza beat Juventus in September at home, Palladino's men have fallen to other heavyweights such as Napoli, AS Roma, Milan and Lazio.


Monza celebrates goal against SampdoriaGetty


WHAT NEXT FOR MONZA? The Serie A outfit will return to competitive action against Fiorentina on January 4. That contest will be followed by a clash against Inter three days later.

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