One of Cristiano Ronaldo’s most recent opponents was seen having a chat with the Juventus superstar after his side’s 4-1 defeat, and has now revealed what the Portuguese told him.
Spezia forward Emmanuel Gyasi faced Ronaldo for the first time in his career after the 35-year-old came off the bench to score two goals for his side.
Gyasi himself was a second-half substitute but shared a post-match hug and conversation with Ronaldo.
"I had a little chat with Cristiano Ronaldo before leaving the field," the Ghana forward told AshesGyamera.com, as cited by Football Italia.
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"I told Ronaldo that he is an inspiration to me and almost all footballers especially young ones.
"He was happy to hear that words from me and smiled. He then said thank you very much my brother and advised me to work hard and keep pushing for my dreams since everything is achievable in life."
The 26-year-old has featured six times in Serie A so far this season and hopes he can earn himself a call up to the Ghana squad.
"I want to represent Ghana so I will continue to work hard at club level. I will not allow what happened last month to pull me down," he added.
"I have been consistent at the club level and play in the Serie A every week so I was expecting the coach to at least give me a chance. It didn’t happen but I know my time will come one day."