Gian Piero Gasperini

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has revealed he shared a classic Italian expression with Cristiano Ronaldo after Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League game.

The Serie A side felt they had the game in the bag at 2-1 after 90 minutes, but the 36-year-old Ronaldo had a dramatic injury-time equaliser to snatch.

Speaking after the game, Gasperini was asked to share what he had said to the Portuguese ace after the game.

“At the end of the match, I spoke with Ronaldo,” the 63-year-old said, according to the Express.

“He’s an incredible player, some even call him a problem. That’s a nice problem to have. Nine out of 10 times his shots on target, five of them are goals.

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“I told him, ‘You know what we say in Italy? Go to hell’.”

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is now looking ahead to the Manchester Derby this weekend.


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