Friday , September 30 2022

"I'm sorry, I'm not a robot"


Wrong punishment from Higuain. Getty

Wrong punishment from Higuain. Getty

Coaches often exaggerate. "We have five finals ahead," they say in the press room, though in reality they are simple matches with three extra points. But this time for Gonzalo Higuain, the great former Milan-Juventus champion must have had the weight of a final. Because Bianconeri downloaded him by replacing him with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer. How did he approach this game with a week of passion, after the back shot that put k.o. in Udine 7 days ago. No, it was not just a three-point race. For him, just for him, it was an end. Pipita bears a big cross on it: he, the finals, the cigarettes all or almost obviously.

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Having to deal with "cagnacci" like Benatia and Chiellini for an attacker does not have to be a trip in the park. If you are not 100% and after only 8 "your team gets down, who knows what frustration. Higuain snorts, returns to swallow the balls the front is struggling to get. Lose some contrasts, start a few rebounds that do not lead anywhere. Then the flicker. This quick check, which Benatia puts on her "frozen" hand. Icy, because almost dead. The Moroccan maintains Mazzoleni for life, ripping rigorously (only after Var's advice and travel to the monitor), but he does not have the second yellow on his nose. Is it there or not? Moviole material. But doubt can shake Pipita, who in the meantime steals the ball from Kessie's feet. This punishment lies with him, even if he was not shot. Gonzalo attentive, Szczesny knows you! It really shows you where to pull. Nothing, Higuain hits there. The Polish goalkeeper moves much earlier, sinks to the right and deviates long enough to send the ball to the post. Ouch ouch ouch. Again, these fuckers, eleven meters. As in the Chile Cup final in the Cup of America.

What is a celebration? Clues are already two: the purpose of Mandzukic, the rigor thrown at nettles. Higuain tries to straighten it. And Gattuso also joins Cutron to give him a hand. Move the balance (friend Leo stayed on the bench, doing good in the back …) to stand against a battle ship like this Juventus. Benita and Chiellini do not give anything, on the other hand Cristiano Ronaldo, the phenomenon that stole the place, marks 2-0. Betting a little for everyone, even for San Siro, who is no longer singing. But not for him. For Higuain a final, for the others not. And one last does not give up, because he does not expect another day. The cursed Argentine, Mazzoleni makes him angry for a whistle in the middle of the field, in contrast to the usual Benatania. He warned him with yellow to stop protesting, but Gonzalo left five years ago. born in Brest, France, but "garra" is well trained at River Plate. Poor in front of the referee, he takes the red card but continues. He has to take it, almost in tears. As happened in Udine in the last year in Naples, when expulsion for protests ended the hope of Sarri's championship. Gattuso prays that this moment is not so decisive. At the bottom there is another 26 days. The most important thing that you do not have all the finals …

Late in the evening, Higuain's best Sunday song. At the microphone, away from the field. As a defeated player, but as a man who asks forgiveness for mistakes. "I want to apologize to the team, Gattuso and the fans for my attitude." The referee knows what I said, "I take responsibility for what I did, it does not have to happen anymore." It was Benatia's foul, He whistled against me and warned me that the referees should understand the moment of the players, I am not a robot, I am a player and I am a person who feels a lot of emotions … Then I was not an example for children and I'm sorry. The solidarity of my former comrades, I have a good relationship with them, I know what emotions they feel in the field. Yeah, it was a match with different emotions, I admit. I gave him everything for Juventus. Penalty, I thought Szczesny did not move anymore. Did I say he knows me? True, I always shot him, but he was well inclined and wanted a huge parade to take him. l. "

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