Higuain was back to his best with a brace in victory over AC Milan.
"It was not easy to replace (Edinson) Cavani at Napoli, but Higuain is succeeding," said Batistuta.
"Gonzalo produces assists, returns to midfield, setting the offensive action, works for the team and is present in front of goal: he is not as flashy as Cavani, in the sense that he will achieve the same number of goals, but I consider him a more complete player and therefore prefer him.
"He has nothing to envy anyone in terms of experience. He's a top striker, period."
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