Juventus striker Higuain takes aim at critics again
After being slated for missing a penalty in the Champions League draw with Tottenham, Gonzalo Higuain has hit out at his detractors.
Gonzalo Higuain has aimed a second barb at his critics after the Juventus striker hit the crossbar with a penalty during the Champions League draw against Tottenham on Tuesday.
Higuain had scored twice in the first nine minutes of the round-of-16 tie to put the Serie A champions in firm control, only for Harry Kane to hit back and reduce the deficit.
And although one of Higuain's early double had come from the penalty spot, he smashed a second spot-kick against the woodwork at the end of the first half in what proved to be a pivotal moment in the match.
After the 2-2 draw, Higuain hit out at critics of his performance, writing on Instagram: "How easy it is to talk after a game from an armchair at home."
And ahead of Sunday's Derby della Mole against local rivals Torino in Serie A on Sunday, Higuain took aim again with a further social media post.
"We always go forward... always listening to constructive criticism, not destructive," Higuain wrote.
"Thanks to all for so many messages of affection... good day to all."
Andiamo sempre avanti... ascoltando sempre le critica construttiva no destruttiva.. grazie a tutti per tanti messaggi di affeto.. buona giornata a tutti.. Siempre miramos para adelante.. escuchando las críticas constructivas no las destructivas..gracias a todos por sus mensajes de cariño.. buen dia para tod@s. #finoallfineforzajuventus
A brace against Spurs means Higuain has scored in five consecutive appearances for Juve, who will claim top spot in the Serie A table, leapfrogging Napoli, if they avoid defeat against Torino.
Higuain has hit 20 goals in all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri's side so far this season.