Ronaldo tries to cheer up Portugal team-mate Costa after late error
‘You have to laugh, we f***ing won!’: Cristiano Ronaldo lays into Portugal team-mate Diogo Costa for sulking after the keeper was left deflated that his blunder nearly gifted Ghana last minute equalise
- Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa’s late gaffe almost proved costly for Portugal
- The Portugal No 1 gave the ball away to Inaki Williams in the dying moments
- Williams slipped at the key moment and Portugal escaped with the three points
- Ronaldo attempted to cheer up the deflated ‘keeper after the final whistle went
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Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa a dressing down after his blunder almost gifted Ghana an equaliser in added time.
The Porto shot stopper rolled the ball out in his box thinking he was alone before panic struck.
Unbeknownst to him, Ghana forward Inaki Williams was lurking and the Athletic Bilbao star stole the ball with just Costa to beat.
Diogo Costa was robbed of the ball in the final seconds but luckily Portugal escaped unfazed
Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly shocked by his goalkeeper’s last-minute antics against Ghan
Luckily for Portugal, Williams slipped as he attempted to shoot under Costa’s challenge and his tame effort was eventually cleared away.
After the heart-in-mouth moment, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo went to his ‘keeper’s aid after seeing him deflated by his error that almost cost his side all-three points.
Ronaldo said to Costa: ‘Diogo, you have to react. You have to laugh, we won. Did you concede the goal?’
The 23-year-old replied: ‘No, but it was close.’
In response, Ronaldo told the Porto man: ‘So? You have to laugh, we won. One more victory and we go through. You can laugh. C’mon’.
Ronaldo went straight to Costa after the game to try to cheer him up following the late scare
Costa has been in superb form for Porto this season to cement his rightful place as Portugal’s first choice between the posts.
He famously saved two penalties in Porto’s 4-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions league last month.
Costa has been linked with a move to Manchester United while Chelsea have also emerged as a potential suitor.
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