Gonzalo Higuain 'gets goosebumps' when reflecting on career

2 weeks ago

Gonzalo Higuain has revealed he 'gets goosebumps' when he thinks about the world class players he's played with and the success he's enjoyed throughout his playing career.

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The Argentine striker moved to Europe aged 19 when he joined Real Madrid from River Plate, scoring 121 goals in 264 games for Los Blancos. A move to Napoli followed, where he equalled the Serie A record for most goals in a season, before securing a €90m transfer to Juventus.

After unsuccessful loan spells with Milan and Chelsea, Higuain returned to Juve before heading to the USA to sign for Inter Miami.

The 34-year-old spoke to media ahead of a charity match in the Floridian city headlined by Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho, and reflected on a career spent rubbing shoulders with some of the sport's greatest ever players.

"I was 19 when I met Roberto Carlos and he welcomed me with love and humility. He, Ronaldo, [David] Beckham, Raul, [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, [Iker] Casillas, [Ivan] Helguera, [Fabio] Cannavaro, all of them treated us youngsters with affection and incredible modesty and I could go on naming names," Higuain said.

"The truth is that if I look back and think about all the players I’ve been able to play with, I get goosebumps.

"And I’m still not tired of playing. Ronaldinho I faced, with Roberto Carlos I played with, with [Paulo] Dybala I played with, even with [Weston] McKennie I was a teammate, sharing even just a few days at Juventus."

Higuain has had a slow start to the 2022 MLS season, scoring just twice in ten games so far for Inter Miami.

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