It’s one thing for a simple football fan to say/guess that Gonzalo Higuain’s scoring problem when wearing the jersey of his national team is a psychological one, but somehow the same words have a much bigger… validity when coming out of Hernan Crespo’s mouth.
This is more a question for a psychologist, as his technical abilities are beyond any doubt
Crespo told Omnisport, words that have to be taken seriously, since only Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batistuta have scored more goals for Argentina‘s national team than the ex-River Plate striker.
It’s like a chain reaction. It’s not rare for this to happen in a final, miss a goal, it can happen to anyone. The thing is if you have the mental ability to accept the mistake, and in the next final to have forgotten the previous error. Obviously, in his case, certain mistakes in finals are being added to his history. He can’t avoid remembering them
Crespo went on saying, referring to Higuain’s crucial miss in the World Cup final in Brazil, and the two that followed in Argentina’s failures in two consecutive Copa America finals, both times against Chile.