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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Monday, January 27, 2014 Go To Comments

Willy CABALLERO still thinks of Argentina
Willy CABALLERO has come out and stated that he still thinks of being called up for Argentina.
 
Willy CABALLERO has stated that he wants to be called-up to the National Team. Here's what he had to say following Malaga's match against Barcelona:
 
"I like to play against the best because I spent many years in the second division. I'm happy with my performance but when you lose, you can't really enjoy it. We faced a much better team. I still think of being in the National Team. Today was a good game to keep me thinking about it."



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Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 2/1/2014 at 9:04 AM
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@LeandrO__ Ok, that's cOOl ! DO u have sOme 1 fOr the special " Valentine's Day " ? Btw dOn't take it seriOusly, just kidding ! :)


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 2/1/2014 at 8:31 AM
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ErikLamela Nothing is silly in football.Its not like Spain have a great world cup track record..Ok, if Spain had Iran, Ecuador and say Russia in there group, then we would not be having a conversation about Spain chances..Looking at the current situation in group B, I say that group B is a toss up between Chile, Netherlands and Spain..Overall Spain have a poor track record vs the Netherlands..Without any extra time at the last world cup, the Netherlands and Spain would have played to a goalless draw..


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 2/1/2014 at 8:03 AM
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You guys are silly and think spain is not going to the knockout stage if anything netherlands will be the one to crash out Holland was great 4 year ago but now their player are past their primes and their defence was never good.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:26 PM
1
Absolutely. Remember how much fun predicting the groups before the December draw? This would be even more fun. And may be through discussions we all can be more updated on the recent player developments and hence be better informed and prepared before the tourney.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:18 PM
1
Deb I agree, they should have a world cup bracket on here so we can have a little fun..lol


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:09 PM
1
I think it will be nice to have a dedicated post here on Mundo where we can discuss all the groups together, all the calculations and predictions would be so interesting really!!

@Roy and the other admins...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:04 PM
1
Deb I do see Chile progressing..

Holland vs Spain will be a tie

Chile vs Australia, a route for Chile

Chile vs Holland; Chile with a slight advantage with the help of the South American condition and the local fans. With Chile possession game they will edge the Dutch in the end.

Spain vs Chile; for me,its a toss up..

I believe Group B will come down to who can score the most goals against Australia..I see this group coming down to goal advantage.

Going by the last 2 wc European winners, things can get pretty bad for Spain..I give Spain a 50/50 chance of going through to the next round.


Leandro
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:02 PM
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@Julker9... ladies.. we have some.. or at lest had.. I will take out my crystal ball..

"Luuuuuuuchhhhhoooo... .LLLUUUUUUUUCHHHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!... this is Luuuuuuuuuchhhhhooo talking.. where are my ladies?"

(inside joke to anyone who has been in mundo for over a year)


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:53 AM
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So you assume Chile will move beyond the league stage!! Interesting. Quite possible...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:51 AM
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Deb I know, Higgy, Messi and Di Maria play wonderful together..As much as Aguero is a great player,he's more of the selfish type (nothing wrong with that)..Look at the Brazil game, two of Messi goals involves Di Maria and Higuain...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:46 AM
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Deb I guarantee you that Higuain will socre more goals at the world cup than Cavani, Suarez,Van Persie, Rooney..Falcao is out no need mention his name..

World cup top scorer will be as follow

1. Higuain

2. Alexis Sanchez

3. Aguero

4. Messi

5. Neymar


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:44 AM
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One thing I strongly feel is Higuain combines with Messi much better than Aguero with Messi or Di Maria with Messi. They complement each other best, and when one of them scores a goal he will almost always, irrespective of whose assist it was, turn to the other of the two and give hugs and celebrate. Aguero on the other hand keeps running towards the touchline in his celebrations. I am not saying you have to acknowledge Messi everytime you score for Argentina. But when you do that, it looks special. And nice.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:41 AM
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Yes, they post crap all the time. Nobody takes them seriously. :)


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:40 AM
1
Deb I never said Higuain was the ''best'' we were talking about specific players not who is the best in the world..We all know Messi sits on top of the food chain..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:40 AM
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BTW U said 'B/R leans way too much to the BPL'. I just checked their list and there are just 3 BPL players in their list of 15.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:38 AM
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I remember B/R had an article, title ''the best wingers in world football''..The moment I saw Townsend name pop up I stop reading..lol


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:37 AM
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Problem is we can just say Higuain is one of the best strikers in football today, we all love him, He is absolutely essential for us in the World Cup and move on. It's when you say he is the best and rest all are crap, then we have to dig deep into all this. Which is not a happy thing to do for Argentina fans like me!!


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:35 AM
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'Top 100 players of 2013'?? And is that an achievement?


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:33 AM
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I agree. B/R is utter bullshit. But I still do not get why they mention everyone like Falcao, Cavani, Zlatan, Van Persie, Suarez in their list and leave out just Higuain!! Strange, isn't it? I mean what kind of bias makes you leave a deserving Higuain out and keep Messi, who is not a striker in the first place, in the No. 1 spot!!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:32 AM
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Deb Higuain was voted on the Guardian top 100 players of 2013..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:29 AM
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Deb- Roy can list his top ''10 or 20 players'' in world football here on Mundo..So does this mean Roy list would be accurate? No, it would just show us Roy opinion on who he believe are the best players in world football..

And please don't even post a link from Bleacher Report..B/R have some of the worse and most bias writers I have ever seen on these forums..B/R leans way too much to the BPL, so I never take them seriously..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:27 AM
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Although I am not very comfortable with being critical about any one of my own players beyond a certain limit. Let's rest this case here. Hope Higuain wins the Golden Boot in Brazil, wins the trophy as well and put the rest for the world to see.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:25 AM
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Even I don't take these lists seriously too. What I took seriously is if Higuain was really THE BEST, there's a chance at least 1 of them would have mentioned his name somewhere!! No matter what bias they have.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:23 AM
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Deb those list are pointless, because a journalist usually swing in favor of certain players. El Shaarawy, Di Natale,Dempsey,Stefan Kiessling, Drogba, Llorente, Hulk,Jovetic etc? Really, this is RUBBISH if you ask me..Certain website I don't take serious when it comes to world football, especially if its an American base website..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:18 AM
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Kidulthood: I agree. It's foolish to depend on Balotelli and go to a world cup. :D


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:12 AM
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Outlaw:

Argentina NT stats for our current attackers:

Messi 83 Apps (Gols) 37

Higuain 35 Apps (Gols) 21

Aguero 47 Apps (Gols) 21

Maxi 50 Apps (Gols) 15

Tevez 64 Apps (Gols)13

Lavezzi 28 Apps (Gols) 4

Palacio 15 Apps (Gols) 2

So as you can see Higuain has the better goals per game ratio out of all Argentina current strikers/goalscorers and that include Lionel Messi.

I have no prob with your English friend, its pretty good if you ask me, being that you're from Poland..



Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 11:10 AM
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Let's look at some internet articles. I just searched 'best strikers in world football' in GOOGLE and below are the results from the whole of 1st page!!

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1555590-ranking-the-best-15-strikers-in-the-world

15. Hulk, Zenit St. Petersburg
14. Fernando Llorente, Athletic Bilbao
13. Stevan Jovetic, Fiorentina
12. Antonio Di Natale, Udinese
11. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
10. Stephan El Shaarawy, AC Milan
9. Luis Suarez, Liverpool
8. Mario Mandzukic, Bayern Munich
7. Mario Gomez, Bayern Munich
6. Stefan Kiessling, Bayer Leverkusen
5. Robin van Persie, Manchester United
4. Edinson Cavani, Napoli
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris St. Germain
2. Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid
1. Lionel Messi, Barcelona

****************************************************

http://www.caughtoffside.com/2013/12/17/top-10-best-strikers-the-greatest-forwards-in-world-football/

10. Robin Van Persie – Manchester United
9. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
8. Radamel Falcao – Monaco
7. Robert Lewandowski – Borussia Dortmund
6. Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint Germain
5. Neymar – Barcelona
4. Luis Suarez – Liverpool
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint Germain
2. Lionel Messi – Barcelona
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

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http://worldsoccer.about.com/od/internationals/tp/worldcupstrikers.htm

10. David Villa (Spain & Atletico Madrid)
9. Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon & Chelsea)
8. Carlos Tevez (Argentina & Juventus)
7. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay & Paris Saint-Germain)
6. Wayne Rooney (England & Manchester United)
5. Radamel Falcao (Colombia & Monaco)
4. Sergio Aguero (Argentina & Manchester City)
3. Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Liverpool)
2. Robin van Persie (Netherlands & Manchester United)
1. Lionel Messi (Argentina & Barcelona)

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http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/world/lists/forward-power-rankings-top-strikers-world-soccer-professional-club-international-071012#photo-title=World+class&photo=31187927

10. Mario Gomez
9. Didier Drogba
8. Robin Van Persie
7. Sergio Aguero
6. Clint Dempsey
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
4. Neymar
3. Wayne Rooney
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
1. Lionel Messi

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http://www.ibtimes.com/top-10-forwards-world-2013-footballers-watch-brazil-2014-1461452

10. Robin van Persie (Manchester United, Netherlands)
9. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain, Uruguay)
8. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Poland)
7. Luis Suarez (Liverpool, Uruguay)
6. Radamel Falcao (Monaco, Colombia)
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid, Wales)
4. Neymar (Barcelona, Brazil)
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain, Sweden)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Portugal)
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina)

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http://www.givemesport.com/341118-top-10-best-strikers-in-the-world

10. Edinson Cavani | Napoli and Uruguay
9. Wayne Rooney | Manchester United & England
8. Mario Gomez | Bayern Munich & Germany
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic | PSG & Sweden
6. Luis Suarez | Liverpool & Uruguay
5. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund & Poland
4. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City & Argentina
3. Mario Mandzukic | Bayern Munich & Croatia
2. Radamel Falcao | Atletico Madrid & Columbia
1. Robin van Persie | Manchester United & Netherlands

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http://www.sporteology.com/top-10-best-football-striker-in-the-world/

10. Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United)
9. Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Liverpool)
8. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia, Bayern Munich)
7. Mario Gomez (Germany, Bayern Munich)
6. Stefan Kiessling (Germany, Bayer Leverkusen)
5. Robin van Persie, (netherland, Manchester United)
4. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, Napoli)
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Swedin, Paris St. Germain)
2. Radamel Falcao (Brazil, Atletico Madrid)
1. Lionel Messi (Argentine, Barcelona)

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I know the lists are bogus, they don't even know to distinguish between an attacking midfielder, a playmaker, a winger and a striker. They may be biased as well.

What's striking is they don't have GONZALO HIGUAIN mentioned in any of them. There may be other articles too, but these are all the results from my Page 1 and I didn't exclude any of them!!

So Kidulthood and Co, please be open and check the other perspectives as well. I am not saying Higuain is not one of the best strikers in football today. I am also not saying these websites are the gospels on football. All I am saying is there's a possibility he is not the best out there. There are other great strikers as well.

Thank You.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 10:43 AM
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Deb Ancelloti already come out and said that Italy will not be able to depend on Balotelli at the 2014 world cup....Veratti, Rossi, Insigne, El Shaarawy, Balotelli,Andrea Poli and Osvaldo are way too green if you ask me, especially Veratti, Insigne and El Shaarawy..


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 10:22 AM
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I'm sorry for my english, again. But you, KidultHood, don't be so emotional, that is not the point. And don't use Argumentum ad personam.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 10:06 AM
1
KidultHood: You are too emotional to perceive all the truth. I'm trying to be so objective as it's possible.
"I saw lewandowsky vs England and the guy was average". But I saw Gonzalo in many games where he was average. Farter Lewandowski have alongside in Poland representation shitty partners. How you want Argentinian team to Poland? And at World Cup 2010 Higuain, behind his four gols he had a lot of wasted chances. Multitude.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 10:05 AM
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We need to discuss separately. Shouldn't just generalize.

Torres - He touched heights in Liverpool during 2007-2009 Higuain is yet to touch in club football. For national team, Higuain has been a better scorer. Torres has had some success too, scoring the winning goal for Spain in Euro 2008.

Rooney - A great talisman and had really evolved as a player. However, Higuain is mainly a No. 9 and hence as a striker, he is way ahead. In playmaking, Rooney gets more points from me.

Balotelli - He is still a promising lad. Needs to achieve more for a fair comparison. Was outstanding for Italy in Euro 2012, but needs to keep performing. In terms of allround impact on a game, Higuain leads.

Costa, Negredo and Lewandowsky - Too early to compare. Higuain has been around for a long time already, they are not. Have the potential, yes. Can they do it? Time will tell.

Benzema - He is one of the worst strikers to have played for real madrid ever. No way he is half as good.

Cavani - In striking capabilities, I put him ahead of Higuain. He is a beast in front of the goal. Whether he will make use of this potential and build a great career is yet to be seen.

Van Persie - Not a natural both-footed striker like Higuain and co, but otherwise he is a great forward. In terms of overall capacity to change or create a game, I put him a little ahead of Higuain.

Eto - Difficult to compare. Eto scores a lot of goals, but Higuain creates more. If you have a good midfield to make assists after assists, Eto is the striker you would want to convert them into goals. In a tight match however, Higuain is the man. He can participate in the playmaking more.

Giroud, Fred, Soldado - No Way. Not even worth a discussion.


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 8:40 AM
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@Kid__Yeah, agreed with u. Higuain is far better than thOse useless scOrers likes TOrres, ROOney, Muller, BalOtelli, COsta, SOldadO, Fred, LewandOwsky, Benzema, GirOud, Cavani, EtO, DrOgba, Van Parsie, NegredO(anOther headless chickhen xcept Lavezzi !) etc. Only few has the same catagOry as Pipita. I beleive Pipita is gOing 2 be Our nxt BatigOl !! But r8 nOw, nO One is cOmparable 2 Batistuta. He remains the king Of all strikers !!


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 8:27 AM
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Pele likes to talk alot,pele anda la concha de tu madre maradonna es mas grande.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 7:59 AM
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Outlaw say what you want but Higuain is a more proven striker than all those guys at both international level and Club level..

Negredo played 21 games in the BPL scoring 9 goals and like 2 Assist vs Higuain who played 19 games scoring 10 goals with 7 assist.

As I said, Lewandowsky had one great season..He's not having a great season so far and before last season Lewandowsky was not great..Lewandowsky only has 11 goals so far and like 4 assist with a team that he's been with for years now..

Comparing Costa to Higuain is not even on the cards, Costa don't even have a national team that he has represent for someone you make him out to be, mind you its not like Costa is 21 years old, he's been around for a while now..Costa is having a good season, but Higuain is already a proven striker being that he was Real Madrid top scorer in 2009 -2010 season..

I saw lewandowsky vs England and the guy was average..I saw Alexis Sanchez vs England and he (Alexis) single handily tore England apart..Higuain is a proven striker that have scored a few hat trick for is country, only Messi has more hat trick than Higuain for Argentina.

Let me know when Costa, Negredo and Lewandowsky can score a hat trick in a world cup, until then I'm DONE with this conversation..


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 7:34 AM
0
About Aguero injury
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-1-manchester-city-5-sergio-aguero-injury-softened-by-rise-to-the-top-but-striker-awaits-news-on-hamstring-blow-9095200.html


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 7:26 AM
0
Rescaldani from Velez to Malaga


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 7:21 AM
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KidultHood: I'm not talking about past years but just currently time. All I'm saying is Negredo, Lewandowski, Costa, are at the season (World Cup) better than Pipita.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 6:59 AM
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Strong rumor ManU bid for Otamendi....


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 5:59 AM
1
Yes. I agree with you @el principe. Mundo rocks!! And 'black n white' sucks!! :D

The only thing I hate to do on this forum is to get personal with anyone. We all are fans and supporters of the same beautiful team, let's stay as connected and respectful to each other as possible.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 5:39 AM
1
Love this Mundo Albiceleste of today. We are so "colorful". Everyone is just different :) Back then, we were just "black n white", now it's like rainbow.


Boudou
(Lebanon)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 4:37 AM
0
http://www.insidespanishfootball.com/96330/manuel-pellegrinis-surprise-return-to-malaga-sparking-caballero-transfer-rumours/

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini was spotted at his former club, Malaga’s training facility on Thursday afternoon, sparking rumours that he could be giving one more shot to try and pry Argentine goalkeeper, Willy Caballero away from the Andalusian club.



Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 4:18 AM
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@Deb, The last 1 i likes. Very funny...! LOl


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 4:14 AM
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Scocco is too good for this present Sunderland forward line. This move may actually be good for him. Sunderland is in a very tight spot in league now, but they show signs of promise. Hope Scocco delivers.


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 4:11 AM
0
Sunderland strikers:

Fabio Borini: 4 goals in 23 matches
Stephen Flecher: 3 goals in 22 matches
Jozy Altidore: 2 goals in 29 matches

Scocco has no competition... he is very likely to be included tomorrow against Newcastle.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 2:23 AM
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@el pipita: I completely understand this obsession with stats thing. I often hear people speaking good things about Raul Gonzalez as a striker simply because of his stats (highest goalscorer in UCL, La Liga records as well). Whereas the truth is he is one of the most overrated strikers I have ever seen live. He was a disaster.

I still remember some league match back in 2000 or something when Real Madrid was playing Celta De Vigo. Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane were making potential assists after assists for Raul Gonzalez but every time he would miss out. Sometimes he would go right while the ball was passed towards his left, and sometimes just the opposite. Then there came a time when Figo completely stopped giving him passes. This continued for some time. Then the unthinkable happened LOL It was in the 2nd half probably and I remember Zidane giving a pass to Raul in front of open goal, and he missed that as well. Figo walked up to Zizou and asked him, jerking his shoulders something like What Happened, didn't I tell you not to pass anything to that fellow?? It was hilarious.

People often go with stats. That's completely true. :)


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 2:14 AM
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Diego Costa is just a recent sensation. It's foolish to compare him with someone like Gonzalo who has been delivering for his club and country for years now. Let the guy continue for another few years and then we will see.

Same with Negredo. These guys have the potential no doubt. But his goalscoring spree has started all too recently and we need to see him in City in this form for another couple of seasons before making such comparisons.

Cavani for me is a fantastic striker. Yes, potentially better than Gonzalo purely in terms of striking capabilities. Lewandowski is not that consistent, but on his day he is unbeatable and he has shown that already!!


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 2:09 AM
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And Gonzalo Higuain is one of the best forwards in the world, and nobody who understands football denies that!! So please don't try too hard on that front. :)


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 2:08 AM
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@Ari: We enjoy innumerable blonde jokes in this part of the world, day in day out. To start with. :)

Well about Torres, I would just take it as a personal opinion. In today's football, counting Messi and Cristiano out, we can always frame personal opinions about anybody and keep fighting. Because end of the day no one, except them 2, has won anything individually in recent times. So easy to blabber!!



Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:46 AM
0
Atletico's Filipe Luis could miss up to 6 weeks of injury. The LB back up for Atletico is Insua, so he will get a lot of games during this pivotal part of the season for Madrid and right before the friendly for Argentina in March.


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 1/31/2014 at 12:21 AM
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Manchester United launch €15m bid for Porto defender Otamendi


goal.com


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:40 PM
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@Ari thanks for that link..excellent!!
Seeing our mid-foward breaking into opponents backline is just amazing..Argentina attacking is just deadly and insane..
Spain, Germany, Brazil, Italy and any team this world cup have to be mentally prepared to face this holocaust bring by this amazing Argentinians. Only someone like Willy Caballero will manage to stop them, wooHo0!!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:37 PM
0
Anybody know whats the latest on Aguero injury? I have yet to hear anything official from the Man City club or Aguero himself on Twitter..I only saw Aguero post a birthday pic on twitter with him and a young lady dinning out..


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:23 PM
0
Lol Honetly the reason we have so many comments is because some of us have many comments here including me..this website needs a more thread like where you can respond to people instead of posting comments.


Ari
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:19 PM
0
Kenneth; just wait until April and May, your computer will crash.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:54 PM
0
217 comments, new record? 218 after this one.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:48 PM
0
Not saying Messi don't play is heart out for the team, but when it comes to playing your heart out for the Argentina NT, players come to mind for me, are; Mascherano, Zabaleta, Higuain, Tevez, Maxi, and Cambiasso..Whenever I watch these guys play, it is always moving for me, whether its club or country..Higuain on the final day of the UCL was a prime example..I was never a Napoli fan but because of Higgy I now love that club like I was supporting them since the days of Diego Maradona.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:38 PM
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outlaw Diego Costa having his best season of his life and all of a sudden he's better than Higuain? Where was Costa before this season? Please put down whatever you are smoking bruh. Negredo wasn't on nobody radar until he moved to City..Negredo is in no shape or form better than Higgy..Check la Liga stats..Cavani is not better than Higgy, neither is Palacio..What are you smoking man..Lewandowsky also had one great season, where was he before, and he's not playing well this season..


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:32 PM
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I agree with you elpipita although your name is a bit biased lol...but the only thing falcao has over higuain to me is his ability to finish with his left a bit better and his aerial ability yes this is important but Falcao's passing is actually pretty attrocious if anyone saw Colombia vs Argentina if Falcao was actually a decent passer he could have set up his other team mates in dangerous positions Falcao has no assists so far even top strikers have 2-3 assits by now. Also Cavani is seen better then higuain because he is more intimidating and a bit faster but there is a reason Real madrid bought him in 2007 while cavani didn't go to Napoli till 2010 who was not as elite as RM. Higuain is one of the most underrated strikers in the world and im glad Rafa Benitez saw his talent like he did with Tevez and Macherano. our problem with alot of our players is that they don't have the physique of many Europeans.


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:15 PM
4
This is one of the big problems with today's generation of so called "football fans" namely this seemingly endless obsession with stats. The advent of the internet and sights like whoscored.com has allowed people to pass judgement on games without even watching the highlights and that's just sad.
In the case of Pipita, people just look at his goal scoring stats and think that since he's not on top of the Serie A goal scoring charts that means that he's just no good or he's not adapting well to Italy's style of play but nothing can be further from the truth. Pipita's style of play in Napoli reminds me of Mario kempes's glory days for Argentina in the sense that he [pipita] does everything around the goal area ranging from scoring goals, setting up goals and assisting others.
As a Napoli fan I can tell you all that pipita is a gem and I would take him over Cavani (a player that I really like btw) any day of the week and twice on sunday.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:00 PM
0
Ari I agree man, Higuain is the only player to score a hat trick at the 2010 world cup..Imagine what he's going to do in Brazil this summer with Di Maria and Messi assisting..Higuain is now entering into his prime..

Higuain scored a hat trick in the game vs Chile and before the international break he had recently scored a hat trick for Real Madrid..So Higuain had back to back hat trick in like the same week or so..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 9:49 PM
0
ErikLamela I don't think he will affect FF place at Napoli..Benitez have to tread a very fine needle with Fernandez..Its highly likely that FF can have a great world cup, and if that is the case, other teams will go after him..So Benitez has to show some loyalty to Fernandez else FF will not hesitate to leave Napoli after the world cup..


Ari
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 9:44 PM
2
For all those who doubt Higuain, just watch this video, it is Argentina's goals throughout all the qualifiers, just watch how lethal the guys is, I sincerely believe he will score a shitload of goals in the upcoming world cup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zix-Jimbij4



Ari
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 9:40 PM
2
Deb.. your enthusiasm about Torres has nothing to do with football, because that guy is nowhere near his hype, he has never been anywhere near his hype at any point of his career, the fact that he has became a laughing stock lately is very very deserving.

I hate to say this; but if you are white and blonde, people will slobber on you no matter what in China, India and rest of Asia; whether you are Torres or Beckham or whoever else.


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 9:18 PM
0
What do you guys think of Henrique who just went to Napoli will he take FF place or just be used as a sub for their long season?


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 8:50 PM
0
@ Poto well San Lorenzo hired the coach who is now the coach of Valencia in order to grow a team from the youth ranks and win a Copa Liberatadores, So unless San Lorenzo really doesn't win the next 5 Copa's i believe Correa will stay. They are under new management with Tinelli who really cares about the club. Expect great things/players from San Lorenzo to come.


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 6:53 PM
0
@Kenneth,yeah I just don't want to see a Brazilian team win it again.Barcelona and atl Madrid are looking at him




Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 6:36 PM
0
@ poto yeah Correa is gonna win the Coba Libertadores then go for 25 mil+


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 6:24 PM
0
Lamella would be good could replace tello


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 5:29 PM
1
Barcelona is interested in erik lamela,wow



outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 4:19 PM
0
ok. finally I'm prepared to along with your mind. But Higuain is a little too slow for me. He missing a lot of his occasions also... Messi, Ronaldo, Ibra, Suarez, Kun, Cavani, Falcao, Lewandowski, Palacio, Diego Costa, Negredo (partly)currently are better for me.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 3:51 PM
0
@Kenneth: That comment may not mean anything. But the game Torres had back in Liverpool meant a lot. That's for sure.


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 3:46 PM
1
Anybody saw the goal angel correa made against river,what a future this kid has.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 3:44 PM
0
Deb. I agree with you: "When we say Higuain is not as good a striker as Falcao, we dont' mean to say Higuain is not a good striker. We just mean that Falcao is a better striker". That's true. I should like that Gonzalo will be so good as KidultHood ideas, but he's not yet. I think Negredo is currently nothing less than Pipita. And not only the one. There is a lot of striker in the world whose out of KidultHood's watching, I think. Farther, assert that Higuain is better than Batistuta it is discredit for someone opinion. Batigol - he had everything. Speed like a lightnig, atomic shoot, uncanny speed... Higuain is nat so speed, to say the least...


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 3:34 PM
1
@ Deb that comment about torres means nothing...I mean how many times has Pele come out to say certain Brazillian players were better then Messi? Biased is biased, and football talk from an English men, isn't real football talk :)


riquelme.10
(Canada)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 3:17 PM
2
Some comments on here are really funny! I thought I was reading memes comments for a second..people seem to forget so fast or maybe never watched any of batigoal or crespo matches or know there history.. its sad because crespo retired around 2012 and batigoal about 10 years... batigoal is considered to be the most complete #9 in history! And crespo was an amazing striker, no way higuain is close yo them although I love higuain and consider him to be one of the best ATM.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:12 PM
0
Well if nobody talks, what would anybody listen!! Just to strike the right balance is the key. And we all are learning on that. Nobody's mastered that yet. :)


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:09 PM
0
Let's not pretend we know everything. Before 13th January, lot of people would talk and talk and talk about why it is still impossible for Lionel Messi to lose out to Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Ribery in the Ballon D'Or Race. They couldn't even see the inevitable coming. They knew the deadlines were extended, they could see how the tide was changing in favour of Cristiano both gamewise and politically, they could even see how strongly Cristiano ended the year and how greatly that could affect the voting. They knew all of this, and still they talked and talked and talked.

And then the votes were announced. And we learnt that we have learnt nothing!!


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:04 PM
0
@Deb-agreed, and more to learn by listening... and not talking !:)


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:04 PM
0
What was lazio thinking when they got Helder Postiga on loan..With the declining of German legend Klose, I don't see what Postiga add to Lazio for the rest of the season..Lazio only bright spot up front is the young kid Keita..Lazio should have gotten Hernandez from Man United or try and get Vela from Real Sociedad..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:02 PM
0
@Johnny: Yes absolutely. And when you learn nothing, there's even more left to learn. :D


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 2:01 PM
0
@Deb-and you can talk and talk and talk...and learn nothing.:)


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:58 PM
0
''I would absolutely love Gonzalo Higuain to surpass Falcao and any other living striker, whoever be it, in Brazil. But that's a different thing.''

Deb what in the world has Falcao done that Higgy will need to surpass him? Enlighten me..Apart from winning UEFA cup with Porto, what has Falcao accomplish in football?


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:51 PM
0
@Kidulthood: I understand your sentiment. But I would still suggest just step out of this forum, go to internet and ask people what they feel about this Falcao VS Higuain thing. The results might surprise you. Am not saying people's verdict is always the gospel truth, but our verdicts aren't either.

I would absolutely love Gonzalo Higuain to surpass Falcao and any other living striker, whoever be it, in Brazil. But that's a different thing.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:33 PM
0
Golazo A man with great wisdom..I have nothing against Falcao but I just don't see how he's better than Higuain.

Deb, that's your opinion but no way Falcao is better than Higuain...You talking about Ian Rush as if he's the end all and be all of football..Well he's a Liverpool legend, of course he will say stuff to make Torres look good(I'm not saying Torres wasn't good though)..Like Steven Gerrad saying ''Joe Cole was better than Messi''..lol

Gerrad own words:

"Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better. He used to shock us in training by doing footy tricks with a golf ball that most players can't even do with a football.'' This was the BIGGEST joke ever..

Falcao only came to life like 4 years ago while Higuain was already a top man and is younger than Falcao..


zulfiker I have respect for other players outside of the Argentina set up..Dunga and Cafu are two of my all time favorite players in football...I respect Falcao but in no way or form is he better than Higuain..Falcao should be compare to players Alexis Sanchez etc..


I see Higuain outscoring both Messi and Aguero at the world cup in June..I agree with Golazo when he said Higgy compliment Messi better than Aguero..That is a fact, just go look back at Argentina games; the Higg/Messi combo >>> Aguero/Messi combo..Best example was the counter attack goal Argentina scored against Ecuador at home where Gago pass the ball to Messi, then in turn Messi lay the ball off to Higgy, then Higgy place the ball on a platter for Messi to put the ball in the roof of the net..a lot of strikers would have ignore Messi and rather shoot for goal..One more example; The game away to Sweden, again it was a counter attack move where Gago pass to Messi, then Messi sprint all the way to the edge of the Swedish 18 yard, he then laid off the ball wide inside the 18 yard box to Aguero, but instead Aguero pass the ball in front of the six yard box for Messi to tap home, he choose to shoot over the cross bar..You could see Messi was not happy with Aguero decision..With all this being said Aguero and Messi are like a unstoppable force together, but I too believe that Higgy play better with Messi than all of our other strikers. That's why Higgy and Messi score a lot of goals for Argentina in the same period of time..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:31 PM
0
@Golazo: There's no doubt Higuain is a worldclass striker. In fact he is even better than being 'just a worldclass striker'.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:30 PM
0
LOL yes. That's why football is the best sport in the world. You can talk and talk and talk and there's still so much to learn. :D


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:52 PM
0
@Deb : well said , after all we are living in the fantasy world right , we all are claiming to have immense coaching skill and analytical skill to choose which player to be in squad or not :D


zulfiker
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:51 PM
0
@deb
Completely agree with you . People just misunderstood the whole concept of this particular debate.


Golazo
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:49 PM
3
I just created this account after reading some of the other comments about higuain.

Higuain is a worldclass striker. He has 21 goals and 11 assists in 35 games for Argentina. He has a better scoring record for Argentina than Crespo, Aguero, Messi and Maradona.

He has 15 goals and 8 assists for Napoli in the 27 games he played so far. He has 4 goals in the 5 champion league games he played in.

Falcao has 9 goals and 0 assists in 17 games and is playing in a much weaker league.

Both Falcao and Higuain played together at River. An 18 year old Higuain started in front of a 20 year old Falcao at River Plate. Both moved to a new club and both are even going to get better.

The only #9 forwards that I would say clearly better than Higuain is Suarez, Zlatan and maybe Diego Costa (This is really only his first really good season).


Besides that, no one player on the planet compliments Lionel Messi better than Higuain. He is a better compliment than, Neymar, aguero and Di maria.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:41 PM
0
@Baker: Comparisons give us good timepass. :D End of the day, whatever we discuss are not going to reach the ears of Sabella or Messi or anyone outside the forum. Let's not pretend we are building the future of football in this forum. Exchanging opinions and talk anything and everything about football, isn't that what we should be doing here? :D



Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:39 PM
0
Having said that, I don't see anything wrong in comparing Higuain and Crespo though. It's a fair comparison. Batistuta is actually a far cry.


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:38 PM
0
fair enough , the fact is the comparison of players wont reach us anywhere all are having their unique set of skills which differentiate them in every aspect.

and yes we are lucky to have messi,kun and pipita in our first 11 , lets all hope for injury free , healthy , aggressive team for 2014 WC


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:35 PM
1
@Kidulthood may have understood it all wrong. When we say Higuain is not as good a striker as Falcao, we dont' mean to say Higuain is not a good striker. We just mean that Falcao is a better striker. So don't just jump in and try to protect Higuain, he is perfectly all right in his own rights and chances are high that we adore him or trust him more than you do. Just chill.


zulfiker
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:31 PM
0
@baker
no one is mentioning higuain as a culprit . far from it.... he was just being compared to some others.

Anyway we are really lucky to have him...


zulfiker
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:29 PM
1
@kidulthood
When you say "I admire Crespo and Batigol but these guys are nothing compare to the modern players" i feel really sorry . Being Argentine fan doesn't mean you should only praise your current players. I am just hoping you are not pulling out other current Argentine great and after comparing with current squad member (most of which are excellent) thrashing them as if they never existed.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:26 PM
0
Here's a 2009 article where Ian Rush, the Liverpool legend, talks about Fernando Torres.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1217661/Liverpool-legend-Ian-Rush-hails-Fernando-Torres-best-striker-world.html

A few excerpts:

'He has been fantastic. He is the Premier League's top scorer this season and the goals he scored against Hull were great, both right foot and left foot.'

'Without doubt he is the best striker in the world at the moment. Lionel Messi is a great player, Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player but they are different to Torres.'

How many strikers get to hear this?


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:17 PM
0
There are a lot of youngsters and teenagers these days who have grown up amongst trolls of Fernando Torres, the Chelsea man - about how big a disaster he is, how worthless a striker he is blah blah blah. I find it extremely hard to convince them how freaking good he was once.

@Kidulthood: If you mean to say Negredo is as good as the Fernando Torres of Liverpool, that would actually be a huge compliment!! Quite a few strikers, including Gonzalo Higuain, are yet to touch the heights of Fernando Torres that he achieved for Liverpool during 2007 to 2009. Again, not comparing anyone with anyone.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:12 PM
0
Torres has been one of the most delightful strikers in modern era. Lots and lots of injuries have taken away all the competitiveness and effectiveness from his game. But when he was around, he was a perfect striker - both footed, strong on ground and in air, right positioning, great movements within the box, ability to strike from any angle on the field, great team player, unselfish when it's needed; in short everything a perfect striker needs. I am not comparing him with anyone, but Fernando Torres in Liverpool was as great a sight as anything on a football field. As far as striking is concerned. His move to chelsea and the unfortunate injuries after that was an absolute shame!! I remember countless forums on internet which used to engage in debates, back in 2008s and 2009s, on whether Torres is the next big striker in world football after Ronaldo the phenomenon. And people wouldn't disagree a lot.

All that is history now.


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:41 AM
1
please stop this insane discussion , am not sure how all of a sudden pipita become culprit.

any way , banega is not in the squad that travelling to barca on saturday . i hope some transfer threads are happening in the back end . hope he will get a new club.


El Payaso
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:15 AM
0
Sunderland is facing Newcastle tomorrow and chances are that Scocco will in the squad.


Johnny
(Argentina)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:05 AM
2
This entire debate about Higuain, Falcao, Palacio etc. is an exercise in schoolboy silliness. Let's hope all the Argentines are healthy and in form come the WC. Honestly, if we are lucky enough to have both Messi and Aguero at the top of their game, plus Higuain, I have a difficult time seeing how any squad could outscore us.

Aguero's form recently has been a revelation. He has been absolutely unstoppable. For me he has reached the very top tier of strikers in the world and twice the player he was a few short years ago. Pace, dribbling, passing, smarts, headers(!), lethal shots, motivation, energy, will, you name it.

An absolute luxury to have he, Messi and Higuain.



KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:00 AM
0
I done with this debate because some people here like outlaw, zulfiker and Haman needs to join Saturday night live comedy fest..

Its gets ridiculous when someone on here said Negredo was better than Higgy (lol) Really? Negredo played 21 BPL games scoring 9 times..Higuain in a less inferior team to City scored 10 goals from 19 games and score more in this season UCL too..Please compare Negredo to the likes of Torres and Saldado..None of these guys are in Higuain league..

Zlatan is the only striker right now I would rate over Higuain....

Outlaw please stop commenting on football, you're talking a bunch of baloney my friend..

I admire Crespo and Batigol but these guys are nothing compare to the modern players..Its like comparing a Nokia phone to an Iphone or a Nintendo 94 to a PlayStation 4.

In the end I will always rate Higuain over both Crespo and Batigol....

I repeat Falcao is not better than HIGUAIN, I see no evidence of that...


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 11:00 AM
0
Paredes to Chievo.He is talented but the reason for Orion's ankle injury who is currently our only solid GK out of 3.


Chievo have confirmed the loan signing of Boca Juniors playmaker Leandro Paredes.

The 19-year-old was set to join fellow Serie A side Roma, but will now wait until the end of the season to complete his move to the Giallorossi.

"Chievo Verona announces that it has acquired on loan, with the right of renewal, Leandro Daniel Paredes," a club statement read.

"The footballer has remained in Argentina to carry out the practices related to obtaining a visa and will join the team after conclusion of the process."

The teenager has appeared over 30 times for Boca since making his debut at 16, recently playing understudy to Juan Roman Riquelme before a July training ground clash with goalkeeper Agustin Orion left him sidelined for months with a serious ankle injury.


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:57 AM
1
@LeandrO, Ladies....in MundO !! LOl. WhO is that ?? :p


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:57 AM
0
Are you guys serious? Were lucky to have Higuain hes an amazing player! Napoli just need a creative midfielder. Idk why they dont try bidding on gaitan or even try to get lamella on loan. For the national team hes been pure class scoring at will.


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:53 AM
0
@El payasO, When is the nxt game Of Sunderland ? Can't w8 2 see ScOccO in EPL. I hOpe ScOccO will scOred On his debut! :)


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:23 AM
1
Higuain can't create his own goals? how about the one vs Arsenal or the one vs Italy? Please don't underrate Higuain he just came to seria A i believe he is capable of scoring atleast 10 non penalty goals in the league before it's over.