Former Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain has said in an interview that he does not have any regrets about leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old Argentina striker left the club for Seria A side Napoli after a summer of transfer speculation in which he was also linked with Juventus and Arsenal. Having signed for Rafa Benitez’s team, he was joined by Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol, who both took the same path from Madrid to Naples.
In quotes published by Sportsweek, Higuain says the fans of his new club have made him feel at home straight away, and that they are different from the Madrid faithful.
“At the Santiago Bernabeu they never chanted my name, whereas here every time my name is announced there is an almighty roar,” he said.
Speaking about his decision to move, Higuain, who will likely line up with Leo Messi for Argentina in the World Cup, said he didn’t have to speak to another famous countryman, Diego Maradona, about a move to Seria A. “Diego Maradona didn’t need to convince me to come here. The decision was mine and I don’t regret it,” he stated.
Higuain has scored nine goals in 17 appearances in the league for his new club so far this campaign.