In an interview with The Guardian, Gonzalo HIGUAIN talks about his football idol, the finals with Argentina and more.
A polarizing figure in Argentinian football, with some who don’t forgive his misses in the final of tournaments and others who will defend him to the death, no matter what you think of HIGUAIN, some of his numbers are impressive. Over 100 goals for Real Madrid and a Serie A record breaking season with Napoli, it’s fair to say that many number 9’s in world football would love to have his numbers. In the interview, Gonzalo stated that the Brazilian RONALDO was his idol growing up.
Gonzalo HIGUAIN on his footballing idol
“I’ve watched two million of his goals. For me, he’s the best ever, by a big margin.”
If the missed chances for Argentina eat him up or if he feels cursed in the biggest games.
“No. I always believe that it’s beautiful to win important matches, but it’s also very important simply to reach those moments. I truly believe that. Juve have played two Champions League finals in three years. That is very difficult to do.”
“On a human level, I would prefer to be a good father to my child, when the time comes that I have one, and to be a good man. When you do good things outside in your life, then work will repay you. When you do bad things outside in your life, then it’s hard for your work to go well.
“Maybe there are one or two people who break that rule, OK. But if you are OK with yourself, if you carry a positive energy, eight times out of 10 that will go well. That’s why I think that the way we act on a human level is very important. And many times people don’t treat that like it’s an important thing. They treat work as being the more important thing than the way they are as humans.”
Despite being a key figure for Argentina the last few years, he has been left out of the recent national team squad.