Monday January 14 2019
Alex Sandro expects Higuain backlash

Alex Sandro has urged Juventus to keep an eye on Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, who ‘wants to have a big game against us’ in the Supercoppa.

Higuain missed a penalty and was sent off in his first meeting with Juve as a Milan player earlier in the season, but Alex Sandro believes his former teammate will be out to make amends in Jeddah.

“The Final is always a different type of game,” the left-back told La Domenica Sportiva.

“it’s always a one-legged match and it’s a game that’s close to our return from the winter break, when we’re not even 100 percent yet.

“Playing in Jeddah? I’ve been there with Brazil already and I think the Saudis have taken a step forward.

“They have a different fan base and culture, but I think it’ll be a good Final. I think Higuain wants to have a big game against us, but we must also be wary of Milan’s other players.

“They also have Paqueta, who’s a good player because technically he’s very strong.

“Boos at stadiums? It’s happened so many times to me too, in Brazil and Portugal, but I live my life without thinking about it. Of course I’m sorry to hear them because they’re bad.

“The Champions League? It’s our objective and certainly a dream, which we want to make happen.” 

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