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Gonzalo Higuaín denies retirement rumors

The Argentina international said that his father’s comments about retiring at the end of the 2022 MLS regular season were ‘a misunderstanding.’

Gonzalo Higuaín denies retirement rumors
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Gonzalo Higuaín is focused on ending Inter Miami’s four-game losing streak and leading the team to the MLS Cup playoffs after failing to qualify last year. This year, the Argentina international has only scored two goals and provided one assist in five appearances and his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

While it is not known if Inter Miami will offer him a contract extension, his father, Jorge Higuaín, gave an interview to TNT and said his son was retiring at the end of the MLS campaign. This didn’t sit well with the people in charge or the fans, so the 34-year-old striker said that it was ‘a misunderstanding.’

What did Higuaín’s father say?

I don’t think he will return to Argentina, he told me that he will retire at the end of the season,” Higuain’s father told TNT Sports in Argentina. “I’d like to see him in the world of football after the end of his career. He knows a lot about this sport. He has everything to triumph. It will be a shame if he doesn’t continue in football.”

What did Higuaín say after?

It was a misunderstanding that he had with me,” Higuain said after Tuesday’s practice. “At no moment did I mention retirement. He understood wrong, it can happen. But it’s not reality. I am focused on this club, on completing my contract and when the moment comes, if I decide to make that decision, it will be me who communicates it. Only me. Other people can say things, in this case my father, or other people, but it is not what I am saying. So, if it happens, again, I will be the first to announce it but for now my head is on this club and my contract.”


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