Ronaldo reveals what he told Higuain after red card in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Milan
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic ensured Max Allegri’s side defeated Milan at the San Siro Stadium.
Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain’s former team-mate at Real Madrid 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.
Higuain, who is on loan from Juventus, missed a penalty before being sent off against his parent club.
AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain apologised for his red card against Juventus, but insisted he did not insult anyone.
“It seemed an unfair foul, I was fouled as far as I’m concerned. I was cautioned but I did not insult anyone,” he told Milan TV.
“I apologised to the club, the fans, the coach and my companions because these episodes must be avoided.
“We are human, we feel emotions, the game was not going the right way and it was one of those days.”
Ronaldo had said to Higuain, when he 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 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.
Higuain had the chance to bring Milan level after Mario Mandzukic’s opener, but his penalty was saved before Cristiano Ronaldo sealed Juve’s win in the second half.
The Argentinian took responsibility for his miss and vowed not to make the same mistake again.
“It was a particular episode, had I scored, the game would have changed,” Higuain said.