Transcript: Federico Higuaín
Newly signed Designated Player Federico Higuaín took the time to answer a few questions for TheCrew.com via phone call on Wednesday afternoon. Here's what the Argentine forward had to say:
TheCrew.com: First of all, welcome to Columbus. What is it about the Crew that made Columbus the right choice for you to continue your career?
Federico Higuaín: My decision to play for the Crew was simple for three reasons that are very important to me. Firstly, the Crew is a great club and the opportunity and challenge to wear the Crew jersey gives me high expectations and lots of enthusiasm. Second, together with my family, we know we are going to a beautiful country, full of opportunities for people who want to work hard and progress in life. And third, I love football (soccer) and to be able to experience it in the United States fills me with ambition.
TheCrew.com: How familiar are you with the Crew and its current players?
FH: In Argentina it is difficult to gain access to American soccer but as soon as I heard of the Crew’s interest I went searching for information on the Internet, on the Crew’s web page and on Youtube. I noticed a beautiful stadium and a very enthusiastic fan base that follows the club. I also watched some pieces of matches to get to know my teammates and I am excited to meet them.
TheCrew.com: What dynamic do you feel you can bring to the Crew attack?
FH: As for my situation as a player, I can say I participate more in the creation of the offensive plays. Because of this and my position in the final third I have an obligation to generate and finalize goal chances. On the field, I am comfortable playing free across the whole front of the attack as an organizer or accompanying as a second forward.
TheCrew.com: How do you think your style of play will translate to MLS and the Crew?
FH: I feel great now and I am confident I can bring my level of soccer, based on mobility, generating spaces and my delivery, to service the team.