Striker Turin Juventus and the Argentine national team Gonzalo Higuain told that 6 years ago, could finish his career after the 2014 world Cup, where the Argentinians lost to the Germans:
“I’m not out on the street out of fear of what may tell people. I played in the best leagues, the best teams in three finals – at the world Cup and two Cups of America. But I got rid of this fear. Why should I worry about what they say? When I began to understand it, I began to go out and safer to live.
Yes, it’s true, we have not reached the goal. But not failed. To achieve three finals is not a failure. Who wanted to play in the finals and couldn’t do it, too, failed? It is a strong word, but those who speaks, does not understand this.
A miss in the final of the 2014 world Cup with Germany? It was an unexpected chance. I should have scored, but, unfortunately, couldn’t do it. I took the first solution that came to mind, and I don’t know, probably would have done the same thing today.
After the world Cup I was close to hang up your boots. I was going to stop playing, but my mom said no, go ahead. If not for that, I would quit football. She told me that won’t let me leave what I love.”