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Gonzalo Higuain played alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy during his time at Real Madrid.

Gonzalo Higuain reveals weird goalscoring advice he received from Ruud Van Nistelrooy

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Gonzalo Higuain has hit a bit of a dry spell at Juventus, having scored just twice in his last nine appearances for the Serie A champions.

But the Argentina striker isn't short of advice, if he requires it, to help him return to the red-hot form that earned him a £75.3 million move to Turin during the summer.

The 28-year-old has worked under the guidance of some top managers in his career, including Jose Mourinho, Rafa Benitez and current boss Massimiliano Allegri.

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However, it seems the South American more than reasonably sounded out some advice from one of his former teammates, Ruud van Nistelrooy, during their three years together at Real Madrid.

Managers can offer a wealth of support for their underperforming stars, but there is nothing quite like a player talking to a former teammate who knows all about the current struggles they are facing.

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And that's exactly that conversation Higuain had with Van Nistelrooy during their days at the Santiago Bernabeu.

But, as per the Mirror, it seems that the Juventus striker didn't exactly get the kind of support from Van Nistelrooy that he had expected. Although he clearly appreciated it.

Beautiful anecdote

"He told me something during a period in which I didn’t score. And it’s true." said Higuain.

"You try, but it doesn’t come out. And when it comes out, it all does at once. It’s like ketchup. It’s a beautiful anecdote."

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The former Holland striker certainly has a way with words, but it makes sense. As with any striker, they endure moments in their career where, no matter what their efforts, they just can't get a goal.

But Allegri will unlikely be getting too concerned just yet, with Higuain having produced 38 goals for Napoli last campaign.

Experience

The striker has three years of experience in Serie A and scored on his Juventus debut against Fiorentina on the opening day of the season - netting a further six in the following eight games.

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Higuain still sits a respectable sixth in the Serie A scoring charts, while the Old Lady currently lead AS Roma at the top of the table by four points. 

So, thankfully for the Argentine, there is no pressure currently growing on his shoulders and his goalscoring records of recent seasons are a clear reminder that such a prolific goalscorer doesn't lose his form over night.

Higuain has scored an incredible 96 goals over the past three seasons, for both club and country.

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Topics:
Real Madrid
Football
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Serie A
Manchester United
Juventus
Argentina Football
Gonzalo Higuain

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