17 July 2012
Antonio M. Leal / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Gonzalo Higuain gave the first press conference of the preseason.
"This year I'm able to start work at the beginning of the preseason and I'm really looking forward to it. I feel strong. I hope this season is as good or even better than last year's, and that we achieve our individual and collective objectives. I'm as excited as the first day I arrived here and looking forward to winning titles."
"I'm well aware of the club I'm at and who I play with. I'm relaxed. The shirt my teammates gave me at the end of the campaign was not a farewell gift; I asked them to sign it as a memento. The affection my teammates and the fans had for me gave me strength to stay on. I only thought about the team throughout the season. Everyone's affection after the last match was beautiful; I had never experienced something like it."
"There are few of us here now. Most will return in the next few days. This season will be tough and long, but the squad looks optimistic and ready to do well. I hope the campaign proves to be fruitful for us."
"I will fight as I fought the first day I arrived. I'm headstrong and I don't regret anything I've done here. I may earn good numbers this year and I hope we win the Champions League."
"The fact Mourinho talked to me and the support of my family and my teammates gave me strength to stay on and be optimistic for the coming season."
"It is always special for us to see Mourinho on our bench and I'm glad he can coach us in the Spanish Super Cup."
"We scored 121 goals, won at Camp Nou and achieved unprecedented things. It was a spectacular season for us."
"I don't decide who wins the Ballon d'Or. Those who deserve it will win."
|Camiseta de Higuaín en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Higuaín en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|