Saturday March 10 2018
Higuain: 'Buffon words helped me'

Gonzalo Higuain reveals Juventus captain Gigi Buffon’s advice proved decisive during a moment of crisis. “He deserves to win the Champions League.”

Pipita was crucial in securing victory over Tottenham Hotspur, as over two legs he scored three goals and provided an assist for Paulo Dybala.

“It was a complicated game, as we knew it was going to be difficult, but after they scored the opening goal at Wembley, we were still well in it. We did well to win at a legendary stadium like Wembley,” Higuain told Radio Continental in Argentina.

“A crucial moment for me this season was the game against Udinese. We won 6-2 and I didn’t score any goals, but Buffon came up to me and said I inhabited the values of the team to win. Buffon’s words really helped me, as even if I hadn’t scored a goal, he really touched me.

“I always put myself up to the challenge and think that if you set yourself limits, you risk going backwards rather than forwards.

“I have a great rapport with Gigi and admired him even before than as a player, the way he trains. He gave me a strong hug and someone like him deserves to win the Champions League.”

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