Saturday November 24 2018
Semplici: 'Learn from Ronaldo'

SPAL Coach Leonardo Semplici told his players to “learn from the attitude of a champion” like Cristiano Ronaldo after the defeat to Juventus.

The 2-0 result in Turin was decided by Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic goals.

“We knew that it was going to be extremely difficult today against a very strong opponent,” Semplici told Sky Sport Italia.

“There are some positives from this game, because we showed character and an attacking intent. The opening goal changed the game and I was very angry that we allowed Ronaldo to go clear, as we were slow to react.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen Ronaldo up close and my forwards should learn from the attitude that a champion like this puts into every game.

“We need to improve on the details if we want to avoid being put under pressure.”

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