“Real Madrid is the best team in history” – Argentine striker admits

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Former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has hailed Real Madrid as the best football club in the world.

Higuain may have left abruptly, and may have felt undervalued by the club at the time, but he insists there’s no other club bigger than Real Madrid.

Higuain said in an interview with Argentinian outlet TyC Sports: “Real Madrid is the best team in history.

“They have 14 Champions League titles, it is the pinnacle for any player.

“Arriving at the age of 19, and playing until I was 26, was touching the sky with both my hands. There is nothing bigger than Madrid.”

On competing with Cristiano and what makes Madrid great, he continued: “The first year that Cristiano arrived, I scored 27 goals and he scored 26.

“I went on vacation and saw that they [Madrid] signed Benzema and Kaká. I called the club and told them that if I were to come back, what do I have to do?

“But that is Madrid, they constantly bring the best players and you have to always be competing”

“It’s what makes Madrid the best club in history, you have to be competing against the best in the world.”

On Benzema, Higuain said: “I’ve known Benzema since I was 19 years old, we competed for the position but we always get along well, we have a good relationship.

“It doesn’t surprise me that he is the best striker in the world. Golden Ball? He deserves it.”

On winning FlorentinoPerez over despite being a Calderon signing, Higuain added: “Calderón brought me and Florentino gradually took out all the players that Calderón brought.

“He also wanted to take me out, but I scored 25-30 goals. Then Florentino renewed me and I became a Florentino player. From then on, I stayed. I made it difficult for the club”

Gonzalo Higuain currently plays for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.