NEWS
Thursday December 7 2017
Higuain: ‘Inter will be a battle’

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain expects “a battle” against Inter on Saturday, and calls the Napoli fans “fantastic”.

The Bianconeri face the league leaders in Turin this weekend, and they can go top of Serie A with a win against Luciano Spalletti’s side.

“They’re a tough opponent, with a great Coach who is proving that he’s great,” Higuain told Sky.

“It’ll be a battle and we hope to go top before Napoli’s result. We hope to play a great game and take home these three points which will be crucial in the title race.”

Higuain scored the winner against his former side Napoli last week, inflicting upon them their first defeat of the season.

Whenever the striker returns to the San Paolo he is subjected to deafening whistles, having left the club to move to Juve,

“To not concede at the San Paolo is practically impossible, so we played a great game. I’ll never change my mind about those three years in Naples, the Napoli fans were fantastic.

“Of course everyone is free to express their dissent as they wish.

“Can the relationship be repaired? You’d have to ask the Napoli fans.”

Juventus reached the Last 16 of the Champions League in midweek, who do they hope to face in the next round?

“It doesn’t matter who our opponent will be,” Higuain shrugged.

“You have to face everyone in the Champions League, there’s a conviction we can do well again this year.”

Finally, Pipita was asked about Lionel Messi’s praise, with the Barcelona forward saying he should always be called for Argentina.

“I’m happy, I have a very good relationship with him.”