Higuain who currently plays for Chelsea on loan from AC Milan, has confirmed his retirement from Argentina National Team. He wasn’t called up for the last international fixtures of his National Team. He had a poor run of form during the last World Cup and since then, hasn’t featured for his National Team.
His last goal for Argentina was in October 2016 against Peru in a World Cup qualifying draw.
And at 31, Higuain has decided the time is right to call an end to his Albiceleste career.
“I think that it is over, thinking things through in depth, my time is up,” Pipita told Fox Sports on Thursday.
“I want to enjoy my family, and my time. To the joy of many, and maybe not so much for others, my time is up.
“You can now stop worrying about whether I am there or not.”
Higuain competed in three finals alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero and lost all three, a fact he believes has led to unfair criticism from some of his detractors.
“We have been called failures for making three straight finals and not winning them, one of those a World Cup,” he added.
“For me failing is something else, but now let them take care of the new players, a lot of people enjoy criticising more than supporting.”
Higuain finished his international career with a total of 31 goals in 75 games, a tally that puts him in sixth place in the Albiceleste’s all-time standings behind Maradona.