09 August 2012
Alberto Navarro (Nueva York)
Penultimate and test and another victory. Real Madrid played against Milan in a unique setting: Yankee Stadium in New York. The players, happy with what was their best game to date of the American tour, were pleased after the match. Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuaín said how important it is to feel competition within the team: "It's good not relax. There’s one week before the start of the season and hope to start at our best."
The Argentine, who failed to score from a great shot that hit the crossbar, spoke of the pre-season and what it means for them to have almost the same group of players as last season: "I'm happy. These are preparation games and is good for us to get victories, but we are just starting, picking up pace. There is still a week until the start the season and hope to get there at our best. We still have a preparatory match. We're doing well, we are more or less the same as previous years and we have the same coach and that is good".
The forward did not hesitate to praise Milan, which he said are "a great team, very prestigious" but concluded: "We took things very seriously." He also did not want to miss the opportunity to talk about how important the support of the New York public was: "The stadium had a great atmosphere and the crowd encouraged us a lot".
Finally, Higuaín again spoke of the importance of being on a team with the biggest stars: "This is like the first day I arrived. There is competition from the beginning and its good not to relax". When asked about the Tenth, said: "We’ve just started but hopefully in June we will have that Cup".
|Camiseta de Higuaín en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Higuaín en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|