In an interview with Premium Sport, Gonzalo HIGUAIN commented on who he thinks is the best forward of the modern game, the comparisons between MESSI and DYBALA and more.
Regarding the forwards, here’s what HIGUAIN had to say:
“When I was a kid, I followed Italian football and there were lots of great forwards who were playing there like TREZEGUET, BATISTUTA, CRESPO and MONTELLA. But for me, the best of all time is RONALDO (Brazilian). SUAREZ is at a very high level and has gotten even better when you compare him to when he was at Liverpool. LEWANDOWSKI too is strong as is AGUERO. But I like a player who can make me laugh.”
“DYBALA and MESSI are similar. MESSI is the best and he shows that every day but Paulo is still young. He’s 23 years old and he still has his future ahead of him. He has all the characteristics to become one of the best players. He has to be mentally strong. To get to a high level that fast is not easy and it’s not easy to maintain for several years. There will be lots of ups and downs and once has to stay focused and not listen to the criticism or to the praise.”
“Apart from my father, the toughest defender I have faced is PUYOL. When I played against Barcelona, he was unbearable. I’ve been lucky enough to play with three great goalkeepers: CASILLAS, REINA and BUFFON. When I would play against BUFFON it was double the challenge because being able to score a goal against someone like him was extraordinary. I admire him a lot, he still has that same hunger as when he was young.”