Gonzalo Higuain says he wanted to prove he could stay at Juventus following his exceptional performance in Juve’s 3-0 win over Leverkusen.

Pipita stole the show, opening the scoring before setting up a second Juventus goal for Federico Bernardeschi.

“It was an important game after our draw in Madrid, so we knew we needed the victory to get closer to qualification,” Higuain told Sky Sport Italia.

“I think Juve showed great determination, I am happy for the game, for the goal and we have to continue like this.

“It’s always good to play in these games, to score even more so, now we can rest and prepare for the next match, which will be another battle to close on the top of the Serie A table.

“I came here with great determination, I wanted to prove I could stay here and there’s a long season ahead.”