VERONA – Sinisa Mihajlovic surprised everyone. The Serbian technician had promised that he would fight leukemia with all his strength to defeat it and is fulfilling his promise. Although it was not announced in Verona, the Bologna coach wanted to be there to load the team ahead of the season debut in Serie A.
Mihajlovic wanted to be physically close to his boys on the evening of his debut in the new Serie A in Bologna, after 40 days in the hospital where he underwent the first part of the treatment against leukemia.
Mihajlovic chose a sports outfit. He presented himself at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona with the Bologna suit and hat. He did not follow the game sitting and in silence but actively participated in the movements of his players following the match standing.
Mihajlovic on the bench, the Bologna Calcio release.
"Mr. Sinisa Mihajlovic has joined the team and will be on the bench tonight." The official, on his official account of Instagram, is Bologna, which this evening debuted in the league with a draw on the Verona field.
The Serbian coach, on the eve of the match, had been included in the bill. Mihajlovic asked to sit on the bench instead of watching the game in a box on the Bentegodi stands. The technician is treating and supporting cycles of therapies to combat the leukemia that was diagnosed in recent months.
The Serbian coach who left the Sant'Orsola hospital – where he is treating and supporting treatment cycles to combat the leukemia that was diagnosed in recent months – arrived in Verona in the late afternoon and reached Bologna in the hotel that houses the withdrawal of the rossoblùs.
Here, among the players surprised by the unexpected presence, Mihajlovic held the usual technical meeting held in the hotel before leaving for the stadium, the theater of the match. On the bench of the 'Bentegodi', Sinisa – who in recent days had been included in the bill – decided to sit down without wearing a mask.
He was at the side of his players followed at a distance during pre-season friendlies. On the occasion of the Coppa Italia match with Pisa, he had connected to video.
In the afternoon, well before the rumor of his presence in Verona began to circulate, Mihajlovic was greeted by the Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini's wishes on Twitter and Facebook. "The championship starts again – he wrote on social media – but the football people are waiting for you: Forza Sinisa, a warrior force!" (Source Ansa).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano