The Argentinian striker credits his work ethic and calm nature in breaking out of his goal-scoring funk as the Bianconeri bag three points at home against Roma.
In a post-game interview with Sky Sport following Juventus’ lead-extending win over Roma, lone goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain spoke his calmness in returning to the score-sheet and the club’s Champions League aspirations:
I have always stayed calm. I know that helping the team is important. Definitely scoring brings happiness to players but I was calm even thought people were saying that I was in a crisis. Fortunately, I know that with work and tranquility, the results will come.
Higuain continued by talking about his game-winning strike:
I decided to strike it right away because if I would have waited, Manolas and Rudiger would have closed me down. Roma were not expecting it.
With a Champions League tie against Porto awaiting them in the new year, Higuain was questioned about the club’s desire to lift the European trophy this year:
It is the goal but for me, it is also to win the Scudetto. Juventus would enter the history books by winning six in a row. You need luck in the Champions League, while in Serie A, you need regularity. What struck me the most about Juventus is they have been winning for years and they still have a strong desire to win. This makes me want to work even harder to win.