Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has disclosed what he told AC Milan star, Gonzalo Higuain following the striker’s red card in his side’s Serie A 2-0 win on Sunday.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic ensured Max Allegri’s side defeated Milan at the San Siro Stadium.
Higuain, who is on loan from Juventus, missed a penalty before being sent off against his parent club.
When asked what Ronaldo had said to Higuain, Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia: “I told him to calm down, as he risked an even heavier ban.
“He didn’t do much, he was irritable at losing the game, that’s understandable and I hope he is not punished too severely.”
Ronaldo added: “I do hope Pipita [Higuain] apologises to the referee for his attitude.
He needs to learn to control himself more. I saw how much pressure he felt on his shoulders, taking a penalty against his old club, anyone who has played football knows that emotions can get to you in these situations.
The win over Milan means Juventus now top the Serie A table with 34 points from 12 games.