“Meeting Cristiano Ronaldo was an incredible emotion – Emmanuel Gyasi

Published on: 21 July 2021

Ghana international Emmanuel Gyasi has said getting the opportunity to meet super star Cristiano Ronaldo was an incredible emotion.

The 26-year-old shared the pitch for the first time with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner last season when Spezia Calcio played Juventus.

Speaking on La Spezia podcast, the enterprising forward indicated realizing his dream of meeting his idol was an incredible emotion.

"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”

“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 was instrumental for Spezia in the 2020/21 season which earned him a call up into the Black Stars.