Spezia striker Emmanuel Gyasi has recounted his meeting with his role model and football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Black Stars player and the Juventus forward met last season during a Serie A clash with the Ghanaian getting Ronaldo's jersey.
"Those are the dreams of when you are little and you have an idol. When these things come true it is incredible: getting to play against Ronaldo and being lucky enough to talk to him and ask him for the shirt was wonderful," he recounted on La Spezia podcast.
“In the first leg we were on the bench, he is walked in and scored twice. At the end of the game, I went to talk to him and told him that he was an inspiration for me, as well as for many young people”
“He hugged me and told me to continue working and cultivating my dream, and it was an incredible emotion. Then I asked him for the shirt but he had promised it to others. On the return, I thought he had forgotten but at the beginning of the game, he reminded me of the shirt and gave it to me at the end of the first half. A dream “he added.
Gyasi, after scoring five goals and assisting his teammates on six different occasions last term, is feeling positive ahead of the coming season.