The headline-grabbing statement came during Christmas dinner on Tuesday night. There, Berlusconi spoke to sponsors and a select group of players.
In the speech, the former Italian prime minister joked that he wanted to give the players “extra motivation” before the second half of the Italian football season. It starts on January 4th.
Monza will face Juventus in both the league and the cup in the new year, in addition to big matches awaiting both Inter Milan and Berlusconi, formerly Milan club.
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– I told them (the players) that we would play Juventus, Milan and so on in the future, and if they could beat one of the big teams, I would send a busload of bitches to the dressing room, Berlusconi said at Christmas dinner on Tuesday.
The speech was met with laughter and was later posted on social media.
The Monza administration refused to comment on Berlusconi’s comments to AFP.
The 86-year-old former prime minister was recently elected as a senator in the Italian parliament. Supports the government of Georgia Meloni.
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Berlusconi is linked at the same time in his home country and beyond the borders of Italy with the “Robigit” scandal. Its centerpiece was a series of parties organized by Berlusconi with young women, some underage, as participants.
He bought Monza in 2018
The 86-year-old was acquitted of prostitution involving minors in the case, but is still accused of witness pressure.
Berlusconi bought Monza Football Club in 2018. At that time, the club was in the third tier of Italian football. Since then it has risen to the top level.
In the year before the purchase, he sold Milan for a large sum of money.
Monza ranks 14th in Serie A after 15 matches, nine points clear of the relegation zone.
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