Friday September 18 2020
Higuain: 'Motivated to make my mark'

Gonzalo Higuain insists he is ‘motivated’ to make his mark on MLS with Inter Miami following his free transfer from Juventus

Higuain turns 33 in December and his powers are considered to be waning, but the former Napoli and Milan hitman assured he was ready to prove his worth as a Designated Player for Inter Miami.

“My goals are to grow the team, be able to compete and help the Club grow with my experience that I’ve gained in Europe after so many years,” he told the club’s official website.

“I think there’s a good base and good pieces to be able to do big things. I hope I can contribute and that the team can gain more confidence and earn positive results. I think there are things to improve and I’m very excited to be here.

“I’ve been watching MLS for many years because of my brother [D.C. United’s Federico Higuaín].

“It’s always been a league that interested me, that I’ve looked at fondly and after talking to my brother and my family, I think it’s a good time to come here.

“I feel good, I feel whole as a player. I’m motivated to try a new league and help the team grow.

“Individually, my goal is to demonstrate that I can contribute and continue playing great fútbol here, and I hope I can achieve that because I have all the tools necessary to succeed.

“It excites me that this is a new club with ambition to grow and do things well. It’s a beautiful place to be able to play...

“I think there’s a good team here to be able to do important things.”

The Argentine was then asked about what allowed him to score more than 100 Serie A goals for Napoli, Juve and Milan.

“Training. Training, perfecting my craft, the desire to improve on anything I did wrong, never give up, never lose the motivation or the desire to continue to learn.

“As good of a player as you might be, or as much as you have played at the elite levels, there’s always motivation to continue to improve.

“The style of play caught my attention. The team always tries to play and create goal scoring opportunities which also motivated me to come here.

“It’s a team in construction but there is already a good base to reach important goals.”

Inter Miami, who are partly owned by ex-Rossoneri and England man David Beckham, only debuted as an MLS team in March.

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