Thursday January 25 2018
‘Higuain scores less but wins more’

Medhi Benatia says Gonzalo Higuain can score less at Juventus and win more, since at Napoli “he scored 36 goals but didn’t win anything”.

Pipita hasn’t scored in his last five appearances for the Bianconeri, and hasn’t found the back of the net in Serie A since his goal against the Partenopei on December 1.

“There are no players like him who work so hard for the team,” Benatia insisted when asked about Higuain by Premium Sport.

“He’s realised that with Juve he might score 20 goals but he can win titles, elsewhere he scored 36 goals and won nothing. That’s what makes the difference.

“His attitude is always great and he’s working really hard for us, after that he either scores or he doesn’t.

“It really doesn’t interest me and I don’t think it even bothers him, because he’s happy when the team wins.

“Naturally a striker wants to score, but he’s working hard like everyone else. He’s giving us important answers in terms of attitude and makes it easier for us.”

Benatia was then asked if the Scudetto race is now down to just Juve and Napoli.

“Still no, it’s too early to say. Lazio are doing very well and Inter are always in the race. In my opinion we’re ahead, but we’re not alone.”

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