Following his second-half hat-trick for Juventus in their 7-0 victory over Sassuolo in their Serie A league game, Gonzalo Higuain is hoping that many more hat-trick’s will follow
Coming into the Sunday league game against Sassuolo at Turin, Juventus needed the three points to keep the pressure on league leader’s Napoli. At half time, Juventus had already built up a 4-0 lead and afterwards Higuain added a second half hat-trick to give the Turin side an outstanding victory over their opponents.
Speaking to the club website, Higuain commented how the team prepared.
“We had prepared for the match with the gameplan of pressing them from the first minute. Allegri asked us to be aggressive because Sassuolo are a very technical team, but scoring four goals in the first half helped send us on our way.
“On Friday, we have a very important match away at Fiorentina, we can’t show up already thinking about our Champions League match against Tottenham, that would be a huge mistake. Concentration, awareness and a sense of responsibility are the keys to success on our journey, we still have a lot of games left until we play Napoli so we will take each game at a time.”
Following a period where the Argentine had struggled to find the back of the net, Higuain has now scored in his past 3 games.
“I was waiting to score this hat-trick. I had already scored two goals in a match before for Juve and I was very happy to achieve this, but I hope this will be the first of many!
“I really like it when the midfielders give me great passes, like the wonderful one that Marchisio gave me for my second goal. When you get an assist like that it makes every scoring opportunity vital.”
Ahead of the Champions League tie against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, Higuain urged his side to not concede and to win the game.
“We will prepare for the game starting from Saturday, in these types of competitions it matters little whether you play at home first or away. What’s important is that on Tuesday we don’t concede a goal and that we score in order to take a lead to London.”