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Gonzalo Higuain's Two Footed, Slide Tackle On Gennaro Gattuso Is The Bravest Moment In Football History

Gonzalo Higuain's Two Footed, Slide Tackle On Gennaro Gattuso Is The Bravest Moment In Football History

Some say Gonzalo Higuain has been hiding under his bed since he decided to slide tackle his actual manager in training earlier.

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In all seriousness nobody could process the fact that Higuain, who has been linked with a move away from the San Siro, had casually two footed one of the hardest managers in world football, Gennaro Gattuso.

But much to the delight of his teammates, Higuain held up his hands and called for a VAR decision ahead of the Italian Super Cup final tomorrow night against Juventus.

Gattuso reacted as you'd expect, later producing his own slide tackle on a Milan player.

Is this the bravest or stupidest decision in football history? You decide.

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Higuain has hit the headlines in Milan in recent days, with speculation linking him with a move away from the Italian club.

If it were up to AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso, though, want-away striker Gonzalo Higuain would be going absolutely nowhere in the January transfer window.

In fact, Higuain would be closed off in a room of Gattuso's house while being fed every two or three hours until the window closes.

That's according to the man himself, who produced one of his most iconic quotes to date.

Gattuso confirmed this weekend that Higuain, who joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Juventus in July, wants to leave the San Siro.

The Argentinian striker has struggled to settle, scoring just eight goals in all competitions, and reportedly wants to join his former boss Maurizio Sarri at Premier League side Chelsea.

"When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise," said Gattuso, when speaking about Higuain.

"I have a relationship with him that features great honesty, we say things to one another's face.

"At the moment, he's our player and we're holding on tightly to him. I don't know what will happen."

AC Milan manager Gattuso. Image: PA
AC Milan manager Gattuso. Image: PA

"I've talked to him a great deal but it's hard to give advice because the career of a player only lasts 13-14 years," Gattuso continued.

"It's his mind, not mine. The most important thing is to talk as men, look each other in the eyes and speak the truth.

"I still don't understand what Higuain's unhappy about because I see a happy lad, involved in the locker room.

"We'll see what happens. If it was up to me, I'd keep him at my house and feed him my dinner."

Topics: Training, Gonzalo Higuain, Football News, Football, Serie A, Transfers, AC Milan, Juventus, Manager, Gennaro Gattuso, Italy

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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