Real Madrid star eying lap of honor on July 11, according to

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has insisted he is not thinking about collecting the Golden Boot at the World Cup as he feels that accolade would mean nothing without team glory.

As his team prepares for Saturday`s quarter-final against Germany, Higuain has declared that representing his country at the World Cup is a priceless experience as he eyes a lap of honour at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on July 11.

The Real Madrid star is currently tied as joint top goalscorer alongside David Villa of Spain and Robert Vittek of Slovakia who will play no further part in the tournament having been eliminated against Netherlands last time out.

"I do not think about it. The truth is that being among the top scorers at the World Cup is a satisfaction, but that does not help if we do not reach our goals. And my goal is to have my team-mates on a lap of honor after the final," he was quoted as saying by AS.

"I`m living a dream, which I have had since childhood, the dream I grew up with when I wanted to be a football player. Representing my country in a World Cup is priceless. And having my family around makes it special.

"I know I`m here because of the effort, my work at the club, and because I was always sure that if kept chasing my dream, I was going to achieve it."

By Paul Madden,