Gonzalo Higuain believes Germany will be as “worried” by the prospect of facing Argentina as they are of are taking on Joachim Low’s men in tonight’s World Cup final.
The Albiceleste may have Lionel Messi within their ranks but they are the underdogs going into the game in Rio de Janeiro, primarily because of the way in which their opponents thrashed hosts Brazil 7-1 in a sensationally one-sided last-four encounter in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Higuain, though, is not in the least bit daunted by the challenge facing Germany, arguing that Argentina are just as worthy participants in the biggest match in football.
“[Germany] are always true [to themselves] in big matches, but the Germans must be equally worried, because if we are also in the final, it is because we have also done well,” the Napoli striker told L’Equipe.
“We will go there and we will win. People didn’t expect to see us there. Yet, however, we are there. And we can accomplish this dream of lifting the World Cup.
“And it is a dream, an opportunity, a privilege. I spoke with a team-mate who told me that to play a World Cup final was something incomparable, inexplicable – and even more so if you win!”