NEWS
Monday December 19 2016
Higuain: 'We need perfection'

Gonzalo Higuain believes his Juventus side will need to be perfect in order to beat Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Friday.

The match takes place in Doha at 16:30 GMT.

The striker was asked if he remembered the 2014 Supercoppa, when he scored two goals and converted his penalty in the shootout for Napoli against Juventus.

"Of course I remember, and you?," joked Pipita to Gazzetta dello Sport. "I have a beautiful memory of that day, then I was playing with Napoli and I brought home the title.

"Now I wear a Juventus shirt, it will be a tough game against a great opponent and I hope it ends ends like last time."

Higuain has attracted criticism from some for his relative lack of goals in the current campaign, does he feel like he has something to prove?

"I do not know, I play only to help the team and win. Of course, I also go on the pitch to show that I can do well.

"The opinions are yours, I respect them, but I am always quiet. Even when I do not score. "

That victory for Napoli is the only trophy that Juventus have not won in the last two years, what does the striker think about this?

"I do not know, for me the pride remains in beating a great team that time around, but now I want to win the first title with my new teammates.

"Milan are a tough team. In Milan there was the incident with [Miralem] Pjanic, if that goal had been allowed it would have changed everything.

"It will be a tight game, beautiful even. It will take perfection to win."