This acted as an earthquake in Italy, but also in the football world. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and his entire board of directors have decided to resign together. The “Prisma” investigation would be at the origin of all this but, whatever, the sporting results were disappointing with in particular an elimination in the Champions League group stage. The gazzetta detailed the letter he wrote, for the entire Turinese family.
“Dear all, playing for Juventus, working for Juventus; one goal: to win. Those who have the privilege of wearing the Juventus jersey know this. Those who work for the team know that hard work beats talent if the talent doesn’t work hard. Juventus are one of the biggest clubs in the world and those who work or play there know that the result is the result of the work of the whole team. History and DNA have accustomed us to winning. Since 2010, we have honored our history by achieving extraordinary results: the Stadium, nine consecutive men’s championships, the first in Italy to have a Netflix and Amazon Prime series, the J|Medical, five consecutive women’s championships since day zero. And again, the agreement with Volkswagen (few people know this), the Berlin and Cardiff finals (our great regrets), the agreement with Adidas, the Coppa Italia Next Gen, the first club to represent clubs on the Committee Uefa Executive, the J|Museum and much more. Hours, days, nights, months and seasons with the goal of always improving for a few defining moments. Each of us can remember the moment before entering the field: you come out of the locker room, you turn right, you go down about twenty steps with a gate in the middle, you go up another ten steps and you are there. : “el miedo esce’nico” and in that moment, when you know you have the whole team with you, the impossible becomes possible. Bernabeu, Old Trafford, Allianz Arena, Westfallen Stadium, San Siro, Georgios Karaiskaks, Celtic Park, Camp Nou: wherever we went when the team was compact, we feared no one. When the team is not compact, you lend yourself to your opponents and that can be fatal. At that point, you have to be clear-headed and contain the damage. Our conscience will be their challenge: to live up to the history of Juventus. I will continue to imagine and work for better football, comforted by a phrase from Friedrich Nietzsche: “And those who were seen dancing were considered mad by those who could not hear the music”. Remember, we will recognize each other everywhere with a look: We are the people of Juve! Until the end… “