Former Napoli, Juventus and Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain doesn’t see his future in football and explains why he is now happier than when he played in Europe.
During his playing career, Higuain has also played for River Plate, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He joined Inter Miami from Juventus last summer.
“The other day, I was thinking about all the things that I’ve left behind,” Higuain told La Nacion.
“The requests, the responsibilities, all the different countries. All these things can destabilize your head. The truth is that now I am really, really happy because I’ve obtained what I wanted, which is leaving that bubble of pressure, requests, press and criticism,” the striker continued.
“Football is not a priority here [in the US]. There other sports that feel that pressure. The league is improving and will continue doing so.
“People in the street don’t judge me because I score or miss a goal, and the same is true of the press. When I am queuing, I feel like an average person, and sometimes I tell myself how beautiful this feeling is. It’s what I wanted to experience.”
Higuain is the player who has played the most games with Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It means I am the one who got to know them better. I understood them perfectly. I knew what they wanted. They could count on me.”
The 33-year-old doesn’t see his future in the world of football when he retires.
“I’ve decided, I retired from international football because I wanted to focus on what would happen next. My life won’t be in football after I retire. I’ll take a different path. I want to fun with my family and my people. Then I’ll find something I like.
“I’d like to take cooking classes or study oenology. The wine captures me.”