Brazil youngster Gabigol finally got his first goal for Inter Milan and that means dinner is on him.
The former Santos player has not scored a goal for Inter in the six months he has spent with the Serie A club.
However, Gabigol came off the bench to score the only goal in the 81st minute against Bologna to send Inter to fourth on the table.
“In the locker room they said Gabigol would offer a Brazilian-style dinner to everyone when he got his first goal,” Pioli told Mediaset Premium.
“I am happy for him. It was hard for him at the beginning but now he can begin to take satisfaction.”
And the attacker says he will oblige, though he has suggested a more traditional Italian dish.
When asked if he would be taking the bill, he replied: “Yes. How about a carbonara?”
He added: “I’m so happy with the goal, but more so with the victory. It’s a special day for me. I always work hard to help the team and to win.”
Pioli was pleased by his team’s fighting spirit, as they made it nine wins from their past 10 Serie A outings.
“I have a team that believes until the end,” he said. “The right opportunity arrived and we were ready to take it.
“We struggled with an opponent that closed down very well. We had no rhythm and were slow, especially in central areas and did not play as well as we know we can.
“The only feeling at the moment is satisfaction at work well done, in seeing what my players give. We must continue, as we’ve achieved nothing yet.
“It’s true nine wins in 10 games is impressive, but the others are pushing hard too and we need to keep up with them.”