Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has slammed critics who have called him ‘fat’, following his winning goal for the Old Lady on his Serie A debut for the Italian champions.
The 28-year old joined the Turin-based club for pre-season appearing to be out of shape after completing a £78m from Napoli, and has seen his weight criticized ever since, with so many describing him as ‘fat’.
The Argentina striker however says he will continue to score goals as they keep calling him ‘fat’
“It is better if you keep saying I’m fat, I will continue to score goals,” he told Tuttosport.
“Come on, I’m fine, I have trained for 20 days and I honestly do not understand all this interest on my condition.”
Higuain’s obese appearance was first noticed when he featured for Juve in their pre-season friendly against West Ham, with former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Robert Prosinecki describing him as a ‘little pig’.
“I was shocked to see Higuain, he is even more fat than me,” he told Jutarnji List. “They paid 94 million [sic] for him and he’s arrived as a “little pig”!
“I can imagine how shocked Allegri was, after he insisted on his signing. But they will make him fit soon.”
Higuain has however started justifying his huge transfer fee as he netted a late winner for the Old Lady in their opening day 2-1 Serie A win over Fiorentina.