Higuain will retire

The end clap is getting closer for Gonzalo Higuain. Indeed, after being vague about it in recent months, the Inter Miami striker announced at a press conference on Monday that he would retire at the end of the current season. « It’s a decision I’ve been preparing for for some time. After 17 and a half years of professional career, I feel that football has given me a lot. I gave everything and more. Thank you very much to all those who trusted me.

The time has come to say goodbye to football, a profession that has given me so much and made me feel privileged, with its good and bad times “, declared in particular the Argentinian (34 years old), inevitably very moved by his announcement. As the regular season comes to an end in Major League Soccer, the native of Brest will play at least two more games in the coming days, against Orlando (October 6) and Montreal (October 9), before perhaps playing the playoffs if Inter Miami remains in the top 7 of the Eastern Conference.

Xavi pays tribute to « El Pipita »

Passed in particular in Europe by Real Madrid (2006-13), Naples (2013-16) and Juventus Turin (2016-20), the one who was once coveted by the France team, before he chose to playing with Argentina, was one of the top scorers of the early 21st century. Higuain also has a good track record to his credit with, among other things, three La Liga titles (2007, 2008 and 2012) and also a superb record in Serie A with the Partenopeinamely 36 goals in 35 games in 2016.

Unfortunately for him, « El Pipita » will not have expanded his trophy cabinet with the Albiceleste, he who was a finalist at the World Cup in 2014 (defeat against Germany, 1-0 ap) and also failed twice in the Copa America final (2015 and 2016). “I have always liked Higuain. I suffered against him when he was playing at Real Madrid. He was an exemplary player. No shouting, always respectful of the rival and he had a great career. He is a very important footballer”, has since reacted Xavi Hernandez, the coach of FC Barcelona, ​​during his press conference, before facing Inter Milan on Tuesday in the Champions League.

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