Cagliari beat Inter today with a Mauricio Pinilla brace, but the striker happily admits he “dived” for the opening penalty.
The Chilean tumbled over Matias Silvestre’s leg when it was still 0-0, but that spot-kick opened the door for the eventual 2-0 victory.
“I controlled the ball and changed direction in the box, then when I felt the touch of course I dived,” confessed Pinilla on Sky Sport Italia.
“Whenever you get touched in the box, it is always a penalty, it’s just that the striker has to be smart to earn it.
“We achieved an important result today, so I am happy for my teammates and the fans.”