The Ghanaian striker was offered a little but concise guidance from one of the game’s greatest ever after Juventus’ away win in Serie A
Italian-born striker with Ghanaian descent Emanuel ‘Big Papa’ Gyasi has revealed that Portugal captain and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo gave him ‘a couple’ of advices after Spezia Calcio’s 4-1 home defeat to Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.
The 26-year-old came on as a second half substitute just Ronaldo but it was the five-time Balon d’Or winner who stole the show.
Ronaldo, who had just recovered from Coronavirus disease, scored twice to hand Andrea Pirlo’s side their first win in three games.
“After the game, I had a little chat with Cristiano Ronaldo before leaving the field. I told Ronaldo that he is an inspiration to me and almost all footballers especially young ones,” Gyasi told AshesGyamera.com in an exclusive interview on Monday.
“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,” he added.
Although, Gyasi has consistently been overlooked by Ghana coach C.K Akonnor and will miss the chance to play in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the youngster insists he is optimistic that he will have his chance in future.
“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.
“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,” he added.
Gyasi, who scored the only goal tha brought spezia to Serie A, has featured in all six games that his side has played in the top-flight and boasts of five starts and one assist.