Higuain's last dance: the Argentine has retired from professional football
The iconic Real Madrid and Napoli striker has played his last game as a professional player
"Today I want to tell you my story, it's time to tell you a piece of news that I have been processing, the day has come to say goodbye to football, a profession in which I felt privileged. This year was one that I enjoyed the most, I never thought that the MLS He was going to give me that", revealed Gonzalo Higuaín a few weeks ago and the day finally came.
New York City beat Inter Miami 3-0 and the team owned by David Beckham was left out of the 2022 MLS Playoffs. This heavy defeat was Gonzalo Higuain's last game as a professional football player, who was moved by the situation, left the playing field in tears.
"The most important thing is to give everything, when you know that you give everything, you leave with a clear conscience. I feel that, now another stage begins and another life with the conviction that I gave everything I could give," assured Pipita after Inter Miami's defeat.
Along the same lines, the Argentine striker added in what will become his last conference as a professional footballer: "I gave everything I could give. Now to enjoy what is to come, my wife, my daughter, my friends, my family. To look forward and be proud of what I was able to achieve", concluded Higuaín before leaving with a standing ovation from those present.
Higuaín puts an end to a career full of titles and goals. The Argentine added 785 games as a professional footballer, in which he scored 367 goals, gave 127 assists and won 14 titles. The striker wore the shirts of River Plate, Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea and Inter Miami. In addition, Pipita was a staple of the Argentine National Team for years, becoming runner-up in the World (Brazil 2014) and the Copa América (2015 and 2016) with the Albiceleste.