Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from international football with Argentina.
Higuain, 3-1, won 75 caps for his country, scoring 31 goals, however, have not featured because the 2018 World Cup.
“I’ve decided because I wish to appreciate my family, I wish to spend some time together with my daughter and at precisely the same moment I feel that I gave my country every thing I could,” Higuain stated.
“I’m fully focused in my devotion into Chelsea.
“The Premier League is fantastic and I truly wish to love it. It’s very competitive indeed.”
Higuain reached the finals of three key tournaments with Argentina – that the 2014 World Cup and the Copa America at 2015 and 2016 – nevertheless has regularly been criticised because of his performances in football.
He missed an excellent chance from the 2014 World Cup final defeat to Germany and neglected to convert an opportunity in normal time of the 2015 Copa America final loss against Chile before missing from the penalty shootout.
“People remember the aims that I overlooked and never those that I believed. I’m sure everyone observed that the goal against Belgium [the winner at the 2014 World Cup quarter-final],” he told Fox Sports.
“If you criticise somebody maliciously it disturbs everybody else. I saw how much my family suffered, however, that I gave every thing for the federal team.
“It’s 1 thing to say that the federal team didn’t achieve our objectives, however if people discuss failure it’s quite difficult.”