Having a 10 points lead over their fierce rival, Barcelona at the top of La Liga apparently still isn’t comforting enough for Real Madrid’s striker, Gonzalo Higuain, who warned his teammates not to let down their guard in the remaining matches.
Higuain believes that with still around 14 to 15 matches left, there’s enough chance for El Barco to catch Madrid, especially should the capital side slipped their way in the next few games.
Moreover, the Argentinean international also think that having a solid defense is an important factor for them to continue their lead until the very end as keeping a clean sheet in matches will obviously boosted Madrid’s winning chances. Higuain added that his team must continue to perform well both home and away as that’s pretty much the key which brought them into the current position, so they must try to keep things going.
There are 14 or 15 games left and many points are still at stake. We cannot afford to relax and must fight as hard as ever to win the league title we all want. Keeping a clean sheet is an advantage to win games, so that’s what we strive for both home and away. We’ll have to go all out to win the match, just like we do at our stadium,” Higuain stated.
One of Madrid’s upcoming attempt in maintaining their lead over Barcelona arrived this weekend where the Los Blancos will travel to challenge home team, Rayo Vallecano. Although Vallecano are a currently promoted side, Higuain believes that the match won’t be an easy task for Madrid as their opponent are a tough team to beat with good players who could trouble Mourinho’s team.
The match against Rayo Vallecano will be difficult because they fight hard and have good players. They were promoted to the First Division this season and are in a very good position. We’re doing a rather good job and will try to keep up the good work,” said Higuain.
Aside talking about his team’s chances in La Liga, Higuain also share a bit of his personal ambition which at the moment is simply improving his qualities by continue to learn at Madrid. The Argentinian international admitted that he still has many things to learn especially since he is still very young at the moment which simply provides him with lots of times to become a better player in the future.
“I’m 24 years old and have a lot still waiting ahead of me. I came here very young, which helped me grow, mature and learn new things. The age I’m at is important in the career of any footballer. There’s a long way to go yet and there’s much still to learn,” the Argentinean forward added.