CHELSEA’S GONZALO HIGUAIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Chelsea striker, Gonzalo Higuain on Thursday announced his retirement from international football with Argentina.
Higuain scored 31 goals in 75 appearances for the Albiceleste.
The 31-year-old last played for Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where they defeated Nigeria 2-1.
Higuain, who joined Chelsea in January on a loan from Juventus, said his decision to quit international football was due to family reasons.
“My time with Argentina is over. Thinking things through in-depth, my time is up,” Higuain told Fox Sports.
“To the delight of many, now I will only look at it from the outside. I have spoken to (manager Lionel) Scaloni and told him my point of view.
“I’ve made the decision because I want to enjoy my family, I want to spend time with my daughter, and at the same time, I feel that I gave my country everything I could.”
Higuain added: “I’m fully focused on my commitment to Chelsea.
“The Premier League is amazing and I really want to enjoy it. It’s very competitive indeed.”
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