World Cup 2010: Diego Maradona Compares Gonzalo Higuain To Argentina Legends Gabriel Batistuta & Hernan Crespo

Mradona also praised himself for selecting the Real Madrid forward...
Argentina coach Diego Maradona has compared Gonzalo Higuain to Argentine goalscoring legends Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo.

Higuain only made his debut for la Albiceleste last October but made an immediate impact, scoring on his international debut against Peru to help Maradona's side to qualify for the finals.

"Higuain has qualities of both Bati and Crespo, he's set," Maradona is quoted as saying by AS before patting himself on the back for his timing of Higuain's inclusion in the squad.

"He has a spectacular future and is living his best moments, I called him at the right time."

Higuain followed in Batistuta's footsteps against South Korea by netting a World Cup hat-trick [Batistuta did so in 1994 and 1998] and is presently tied as the tournaments top scorer with David Villa the only other player on three goals still left in the competition.

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