Atalanta defender Robin Gosens has lifted the lid on the failed post-match shirt swap with Juventus famous person Cristiano Ronaldo that left him feeling ‘ashamed’.
The German mentioned the incident in his biography, Goals are Worthwhile. As an enormous fan of the Portuguese worldwide, the 26-year-old approached Ronaldo to ask him for his jersey following Atalanta’s 3-0 Coppa Italia win over Juve in January 2019, solely to be snubbed by the legendary ahead.
The passage reads, (as quoted by Aim): “After the sport in opposition to Juventus, I attempted to fulfil my dream of getting [a] Ronaldo jersey. After the ultimate whistle I went to him, having not even gone public to have fun…however Ronaldo didn’t settle for.
“I requested: ‘Cristiano, can I’ve your shirt?’ He did not even have a look at me, he simply stated: ‘No!'”
Gosens, whose aspect at the moment sit above Juventus within the Serie A desk, spoke of how he felt following the previous Actual Madrid star’s abrupt response.
“I used to be fully blushed and ashamed. I went away and felt small. You recognize that second when one thing embarrassing occurs and also you go searching to see if anybody observed it? That is what I felt and tried to cover it.”
Atalanta at the moment occupy third place within the Italian prime flight, two factors away from Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus in third, though the reigning champions have a sport in hand. Ending above Ronaldo’s aspect might really feel that bit sweeter for Gosens if La Dea can maintain onto their present place following shirt swap snub.
Whereas some could also be shocked by Ronaldo’s blunt response to his opponent’s post-match request, you possibly can argue it’s to be anticipated from someone so obsessive about profitable who has simply suffered a heavy defeat.