“It was very difficult for me to make that decision, because I knew all it would entail, but I’ve never had any doubts. I could have more love and more happiness, I had no reason not to go“. In an interview with TyC Sports, Gonzalo Higuain returns to the famous record transfer from Napoli to Juventus in the summer of 2016. “I had scored 36 goals – Pipita continues in reference to the last season spent in Campania with the blue shirt –, we had a very strong team that played very well in football, but we weren’t able to win the Scudetto. I felt a strange sensation in my body, what else could I do? They paid me 94 million euros, it was an honor. And then I had the chance to play the Champions League final in the first year, the only one of my career“. And again, on the broadsides of whistles received at every match played at the San Paolo:”In life, evil all comes back … I suffered insults and a lot of hatred from Napoli fans, but then in 8 games I scored 6 goals against them“.
Higuain: “They photographed my stomach, then I scored 30 goals”
“At Juventus they were much more demanding on weight. They took pictures of me every year, but that didn’t bother me at all … I was pulling my belly in because I knew I was going to score 30 goals. Did I play with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi? Yes, and if I wasn’t the one who played it the most, I’m second. If I have to choose, I say Leo“. On the coaches:”The best three I’ve ever had were Sabella, Pellegrini and Sarri. I give up on Maradona, he is a separate casehe was the first to bring me to the national team and I will be eternally grateful to him“. On the negotiation with Arsenal:”I remember I was going to go to Arsenal when I was in Naples, but they told me it was too expensive. A few days later they spent 80 million on Ozil. Julian Alvarez? I found out. He was playing as number 8 and I told him that for me he was a 9. I’m happy that he’s doing well. Who would I invite for an asado? Ronaldo the Phenomenon, Buffon and Sergio Ramos“.