Gonzalo Higuain “not disturbed by criticism or insults” and the Juventus hug was “one of the most wonderful moments of my career.”
Pipita had been benched for two consecutive matches, but came on as a substitute to score the opener and help set up the second for Mario Mandzukic in the 2-0 victory over Olympiakos.
“I didn’t feel freed of a weight on my shoulders. I always felt free. I’ve been playing in Europe for over 10 years and have always scored a lot of goals, so I was not remotely disturbed,” Higuain told Mediaset Premium.
“The important thing is to keep working in silence, as that is what gets you back to the result. I am not disturbed by criticism or insults, it’s all about having faith in yourself.
“Anyone can talk now, but those who really matter are the ones who stay close to you even when things are going badly. The fans really fired me up before I came on and I thank them.
“The credit goes to those who stood by me, who helped me and my teammates who ran to hug me. This was one of the most wonderful moments of my career.”