Higuain relishes ending knockout drought with brace against Monaco
Higuain relishes ending knockout drought with brace against Monaco.
The Argentina striker insists he did not let his Champions League goal drought bother him after scoring twice to see off the French side Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain says he fights hard to ensure he can enjoy moments like his Champions League semi-final double against Monaco.
The striker scored twice as Juve recorded a 2-0 away win in the first leg on Wednesday, putting them in pole position for a place in next month’s Cardiff final.
Higuain had been criticised for a record of only two goals in 24 Champions League knockout games coming into the contest, having endured a dry spell that reached all the way back to 2013, but insists he did not let that drought bother him as he hailed an impressive result.
"I fight so hard for these moments," he told reporters after the match.
"But I work for the team, the important thing was for Juventus to win and it would have been okay even if I had not scored."
Higuaín: "I fight so hard for these moments.
We also wanted another clean sheet and we are thrilled with the result.
"I’m delighted with the goals but this isn’t over yet – Monaco are a strong side."
The second leg takes place in Turin next Tuesday, with Higuain’s former club Real Madrid the likely opponents for the winners in the final after they defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the first leg of the other>