Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín, former Juventus striker and newly transferred to Inter Miami, did not expect his first match with his team to turn into a nightmare.
The team lost 3-0 to the Philadelphia Union, and when he was two goals behind, Higuain, 32, missed a penalty kick after he shot it over the bar, and after losing the kick, he got into quarrels with the Philadelphia players, and things were about to develop for the worse.
Despite what happened in the match, and despite the missed kick, However, the former Argentine international was praised by Inter Miami coach Diego Alonso after the match.
Higuain skies the penalty kick 😳 pic.twitter.com/M5yZMMzpgI
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“Happy with what Higuain has done,” Alonso said. “I think it turned out properly.”
He continued, “It is logical that he needs more matches to be more comfortable. He will feel better. He was so excited to play.”
What could’ve been! 😱
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“We are happy with the work he has provided, and we must continue to improve and reduce mistakes,” he concluded.
It is reported that Higuain moved from Juventus to Inter Miami for free.
Inter Miami – owned by former English soccer star David Beckham – is ranked 13 (penultimate) in the Eastern Group League with 11 points, goal difference from the last DC United.