Former Juventus player Alessio Tacchinardi believes Gonzalo Higuaín should look at how Cristiano Ronaldo deals with setbacks and learn from him.
Gonzalo Higuaín needs to take inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo’s “inner strength”, according to former Juventus player Alessio Tacchinardi. The two superstars come face-to-face on Tuesday as Real Madrid travel to Italy to face the Bianconeri in a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final clash.
Higuaín can learn from former team mate
Higuaín was part of Argentina’s humiliating 6-1 friendly defeat to Spain last week and Tacchinardi – who played for the club between 1994 and 2007 – is concerned that he does not have the same mental toughness as his Portuguese counterpart to deal with such a setback.
Speaking to Omnisport, Tacchinardi said: “When you are getting closer to the World Cup, some bad performances can rock you a bit. Higuaín lost 6-1 versus Spain and had to bear the media pressure from Argentina. My feeling is that Higuain needs more inner strength to bounce back from such a defeat than Ronaldo. Cristiano is European Champion and he already got the monkey off his back. Higuaín hasn’t and is the target of a storm. He has to be strong and prove the result is in the past.”