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Gonzalo Higuain
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
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Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Juventus
  Real Madrid

2013 08 24 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain on his Napoli ambitions] Cavani will be remembered for all the goals he scored, but I don’t want to be remembered here just for scoring goals - I want to go down in history just like Maradona

2014 02 15 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain on Maradona] I want to do what Maradona did: first win the World Cup and then the Scudetto. He triumphed in Mexico in 1986 and, a year later, he made Napoli go crazy. If I could do this it would really be the ultimate dream. I’m going to be a king in Naples

2016 10 28 Retrieve

[Partenopei supporters had been left both heartbroken and outraged by the striker’s decision to join the club’s most hated rival. Higuain, though, was unrepentant] I had three good years in Napoli and I understand that the supporters are angry with me. I have seen the insults but this is a choice I made for me. I’m happy to have done it.

2017 02 25 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain praises team-mate Paulo Dybala] He reads the game very well. In fact, he sees football the way the great players do, although he’s very young. I hate comparisons, so I say that Dybala must become Dybala, someone who has the potential to be among the best in the world. But he has to be left alone

2017 09 16 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain tells his football idol has always been the Brazilian Ronaldo] I’ve watched two million of his goals. For me, he’s the best ever, by a big margin

2019 01 24 Retrieve

[Striker Gonzalo Higuain says he can’t wait to get started as he joins Chelsea on loan from Juventus] The agreement also grants to Chelsea the options to extend the duration of the loan until 30 June 2020, for a consideration of 18 million euros [£15.7million] to be paid in 2019-20 financial year, or to acquire the registration rights of the player on a permanent basis for 36 million euros [£31.3million] to be paid in two financial years

2019 01 24b Retrieve

[Striker Gonzalo Higuain says he can’t wait to get started as he joins Chelsea on loan from Juventus] When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it. It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in. I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me out on the pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible

2019 01 25 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain explains what qualities he will add to Chelsea’s team] I always try to score goals, it’s something I love to do. And when they don’t go in, I try to help the team in other areas to make sure we win.

I’m someone who is always trying to improve, day after day. I think the most important thing is to be humble, even when we make mistakes, and so when that happens I will always try to rectify that improve

For the rest, I’ll leave other people to give their opinions on me. I’m not someone who likes to talk too much about myself but I’m someone who tries to improve, and get the best out of myself and my team, at every opportunity

: 2019 06 05 Juventus consider Mario Mandzukic sale as Maurizio Sarri again turns to Gonzalo Higuain.

2019 06 14 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain’s agent Nicolas Higuain say his brother is determined to see out his contract at Juventus, despite speculation about him moving to AS Roma] Gonzalo wants to respect his contract and therefore stay with Juventus for another two years. His performances at Juve have been good and playing for another team in Italy isn’t a workable solution. I don’t want to disrespect anyone, but if Gonzalo plays in Italy again then he only will for Juve, who own him.

[His brother understands why the fans were upset with the striker but believes it is testament to the passion of the Neapolitan support] The parties wanted each other. The Neapolitan people always loved Gonzalo and the boos he received after his transfer at Juve prove it. The pain was strong, but I think their reaction was normal because we’re talking about a passionate set of fans.

[His agent believes it’s too soon for that and supported his sibling’s choice to withdraw from national team contention] I think it’s still too early [to return to River Plate] because Gonzalo is 31 and, once he’s recharged his batteries, he’ll be good enough for Juventus. He has no second thoughts about quitting the national team. He felt he had to give way to younger players because staying in the national team for such a long time is a great responsibility and he preferred to withdraw himself

: 2019 06 25 Gonzalo Higuain is a favoured option of new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri, but the Bianconeri are still eager to move him out of the club this summer

2019 06 30 Retrieve

[The brother of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, Nicola Higuain, has said the Argentinian frontman will remain with the Turin club for the 2019-20 season] Gonzalo will only play for Juventus in Italy. Two years contract remains and it will be respected

2019 07 01 Retrieve

[Chelsea have confirmed Gonzalo Higuain has left the club, with the Europa League winners opting not to extend his loan from Juventus or pursue a permanent deal] Gonzalo Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus in January. He was reunited with Maurizio Sarri after their successful time together at Napoli. Higuain made his Blues bow in an FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday, and opened his account with two superbly-taken goals the following weekend against struggling Huddersfield. He netted three more times before the expiry of his loan, all sharp finishes that highlighted his natural ability in front of goal. Fulham, Burnley and Watford were his victims, and he more than played his part in our eventual third-placed Premier League finish. With Olivier Giroud leading the line in the Europa League, Higuain’s involvement was largely limited to domestic competitions, but he leaves having added another winners’ medal to his extensive collection after victory in Baku

: 2019 07 03 Juventus have communicated to striker Gonzalo Higuain that he is no longer required and can leave the club this summer. The Argentina international has returned to Turin this summer after Chelsea decided against either extending Higuain’s loan deal or signing him on a permanent basis

2019 07 19 Tweet

[Speaking last month, however, Higuain’s brother and agent Nicola Higuain said the striker will not play for another Serie A club this term] Higuain in Italy will play only for Juventus. Two years of [his] contract remain and will be respected

2019 09 12 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain says he is determined to prove his worth to Juventus after being handed another chance at the club] I am here to prove my worth. I wanted to stay from the first day I returned. I am happy to be at Juve, at a big club with a great team and a big fanbase, in a city that I know. I don’t think about the past, I only have the present and the future in mind. It will be an important season, last year was difficult for me but I still went into double figures and won a Europa League title. Now I only think of our season: I have good memories against Fiorentina, I made my Juve debut against them. It’s never easy at the Franchi, but we must be strong as we know we are and take home the victory. I’m back on the same team as Cris [Ronaldo] after a few years and he’s even stronger, more complete and ambitious, I’m happy to play with him again

[Higuain has switched shirt number this term and he believes the move to No.21 is helping him turn his fortunes around] This is a decision that I made. I decided to swap from number nine, although it was available, with the day in which my daughter was born, to take her with me in every game - a choice of the heart, which is bringing me luck

2019 09 26 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain claims to be fully committed to his contract at Juventus, but he is keeping the door open for a return to River Plate to be made at some stage] For now I am staying here, I have a contract to fulfil. I have this year and next year. I have never closed the door to River. They have a great coach [Marcelo Gallardo], with whom I have a good relationship, and the fans have always been affectionate towards me, but now I think of the present and I feel good in Italy. I’m having fun

[Pressed further on a possible reunion with River] As I said, I don’t close any doors. The future is uncertain. I have a two-year contract here and then we’ll see. I’m always tied to River, the players and the fans. To tell the truth, I don’t know what will happen. But at the moment I want to enjoy Juve

[On being welcomed back into the fold with the Serie A champions] I feel very good. I know my team-mates, the medical staff. I left with good memories, friends here, and coming back was easy. The goal is now to improve year after year

2019 09 27 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain believes Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has matured since the pair’s time together at Real Madrid] We had already played together with Real. Many years have passed, and I have found another player, a more mature person, with a family. I enjoyed playing alongside him before and I am glad that we are back together

[Higuain is contracted to Juve until 2021 and he did not rule out a return to Argentine giants River Plate] I have this year and next year left [at Juventus]. I never close the door to anything. [At River] there is a great coach and several team-mates of mine who I have a great affection for. The people of River were always spectacular with me. But hey, right now I’m trying to think in the present and enjoy my time here in Italian football

2019 10 07 Retrieve

[Match-winner Higuain understands Sarri’s decision to bench him vs Inter] The coach makes his decisions. Paulo Dybala had been doing well recently, so it was understandable. All I can do is be ready to help the team when I come on and fortunately I managed it

[Juventus leapfrogged their opponents into top spot after ending the erstwhile leaders’ perfect start under Antonio Conte] It was a great game from us. Inter were the most solid side in the league, they had won six out of six. We played with great character and determination. I am glad we took it home. This is a great start to the season, but it’s still early and we want to fight on all fronts

2020 01 17 Retrieve

[Higuain: I could have done better but Chelsea move wasn’t a failure] I could have done better. But I think what I did is not bad and then we managed to win the Europa League and reached the Champions League, so they were good results. People expected more from me but I think the goals were fine in that short time. If you’re a good player then people expect everything from you. But sometimes people don’t take into account that you are coming from a different league, from the Italian one that is completely different to the Premier League.

People don’t consider the fact that I played there for only a few months. Yes, I understand that they expected more from me and I appreciate that because that means that they relied on me. I also know that people have good expectations from the best players. I always welcome criticism, provided that it is constructive and not destructive. I just want to say that I had the chance to play in one of the best leagues in the world

[Higuain insists that Sarri is the man who gets him playing at his best] I have learnt a lot from every manager I have worked with, but there’s no doubt Mr Sarri is the one who gets the best out of me. He never gives up. Sarri is so stubborn and, with me, it helps. We have a good relationship but, as we are both stubborn, sometimes we clash, but it’s a good conflict. There’s nothing wrong with being stubborn: if you are not stubborn enough, you don’t have success and you disappear among the others. And I am only stubborn in football

2020 03 22 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain’s brother Nicola says Please stop talking about Gonzalo, our mother is battling cancer] Our mother, like so many other people in the world, is battling a disease called cancer. These people clearly don’t care about my mother’s health, they only care about mentioning the magic word that in this case is ‘Higuain’, that’s how this business works. Obviously everyone knows who this message is for and I don’t like to generalise. My brother, Gonzalo, travelled with the authorisation of the club and with a certificate that proves he is negative for Covid-19. Like any other Argentine citizen in this country, he is carrying out the quarantine measures requested by our president. Higuain did not run away, okay? The reason is so that he could be with our mother during this undesirable situation. Please do not use the magic word in this delicate family moment. It’s better to put your efforts into doing more important things right now. Thank you

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Higuain’s father says it’s ‘impossible’ his son will join River Plate] It is impossible for now. Gonzalo has a contract that still has this year and next year. Though he did not rule out a move in the future. At the moment he cannot return to River

2020 04 03b Retrieve

[Higuain has spoken in the past about his desire to eventually return to River] I don’t close any doors. The future is uncertain. I have a two-year contract here and then we’ll see. I’m always tied to River, the players and the fans. To tell the truth, I don’t know what will happen. But at the moment I want to enjoy Juve

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[Higuain will see out Juventus contract and could leave in 2021, says player’s father] Everything that’s been said about Gonzalo isn’t true. I can tell you one thing: Gonzalo will stay with Juventus because he still has a year and a half left on his contract and he’ll respect it. He’ll see out his current contract. In 18 months, Gonzalo will decide what to do because he will be the master of his own destiny. This is the reality and what will happen in Pipita’s career, unless other things happen that are unforeseen. But I can guarantee you that, in Gonzalo’s head, there’s no desire to leave Juve, where he is much loved by the fans, just as he loves the Bianconeri, their shirt and their fans

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain speaks with Marca how dealt with missing a big chance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Final] I was about to stop playing, but my mother told me to keep going. If it was up to me, I would’ve quit football. It’s something I love, but I love my mum more. She said she wouldn’t let me to leave what I love

2020 05 23 Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain is not sure if he will leave Juventus for River Plate] River are a club that gave me everything, from letting me develop to Real Madrid buying me, but right now I don’t know what’s going to happen. My head is here [in Turin]. [Marcelo] Gallardo’s team are very exciting, they have quality, strength, everything. The truth that you watch them and their number nine gets many chances. Clearly someone who played for River before will watch that team, see themselves there and say, ‘how nice’. Gallardo has caught everyone’s eyes and he’s earned it. I’d think about going back to River to retire

2020 05 23b Retrieve

[Gonzalo Higuain admits Lautaro Martinez will find it hard to say no when Barcelona and Lionel Messi call] It’s a complicated situation, as for example when I was 18 years old and Real Madrid came looking, I didn’t say ‘no thanks.’ You just don’t know what can happen. Obviously, I don’t want to create any controversy, but it’s hard to say no when Barcelona and Messi call … I wouldn’t like to be in his shoes right now. Lautaro is in the ascendancy, this is the most exciting part of his career, he is already part of a big team like Inter despite being so young. He has already played in the Copa America, scoring goals, and without doubt has what it takes to become Argentina’s main No.9. Having said that, it all depends on him. We have to see how he reacts to criticism and the strength of his mentality

I decided to go from Real Madrid to Napoli to show everyone that my decision was not wrong. It was a decision made to grow as a player and person, because I think the most beautiful thing for a player is to reinvent himself. I showed myself and everyone that I could do it and therein lies the key, to be convinced of the decisions

2020 06 04 Retrieve

[Argentina international Higuain pulled up with a muscle injury] During today’s training session, Gonzalo Higuain suffered a muscle strain on the posterior region of his right thigh. The tests performed at J Medical have ruled out any lesions. His condition will be monitored in the coming days