The captain appealed to a superstition that dates back to the 1960s, within Estudiantes de La Plata.
Giorgio Chiellini, wearing a crown, was one of the great protagonists in the Monday celebrations in Rome. From Fiumicino airport to the reception at the Quirinal Palace, the captain of Italy carried the Euro Cup trophy and dedicated the title to Davide asori, the former international who died in 2018 due to a heart abnormality. Shortly after, the Juventus center-back confirmed a detail that until then had gone unnoticed. His spell, popularized by Carlos Bilardo, preceded England’s last failure in the penalty shoot-out.
“Kiricocho!” Chiellini exclaimed an instant before Gianluigi Donnarumma stop launching Bukayo saka. This could be read on his lips in a video published by UEFA and he confirmed it hours later. The entourage of motorcycles and cars that followed the open-top bus of the National through the streets of Rome it still seemed to roar with the scream of the Juventus center-back
This superstition is widely recognized in Argentina, where he made his fortune in the 1960s, during the golden age of Estudiantes de La Plata. Kiricocho was a fan of the Pincharrata team whom Bilardo convinced to show off rival footballers by patting them on the back. Since then, its use in European football has been gaining in numbers.
Haaland and Dybala
A few years ago, Bilardo himself confirmed that Diego Simeone Y Diego Maradona they had exported that tradition to the Spanish League during their common spell at Sevilla. And the custom seems to have taken root in Sánchez-Pizjuán, since last March, Bond used the same spell before Erling haaland during a Champions League game that caused an altercation between the Sevilla goalkeeper and the Dortmund forward.
In any case, one wonders how this cry could make a fortune until it reached Chiellini’s ears. A fairly probable hypothesis points to Paulo dybala, your partner in the Vecchia Signora, who also appealed to Kiricocho during a 2019 Copa América match. That day, despite everything, Arturo vidal yes he was right in front of Franco Armani.
The influence of this curse intensified in the Argentine team during the stage of Alexander Sabella, finalist of the 2014 World Cup after eliminating the Netherlands in the penalty shootout. Then, all the launches of the Oranje were greeted with the same shout and both Ron Vlaar What Wesley sneijder they failed before Sergio romero.