Chelsea’s new striker, Gonzalo Higuain, is very much pleased to join the London-based club because of his reunion with manager Maurizio Sarri.
According to the Argentine striker, Maurizio Sarri managed to extract the best performance out from him. This is what makes him feel happy.
“Maurizio Sarri is the coach who, in my career, has got the best out of me as a player,” Higuain told Chelsea’s official website.
“He’s someone who knew how to work with me, particularly on the emotional side.
“That year together was fantastic and in big parts thanks to him, so coming to work with him is very important for me.
“I’m really happy to have been given the opportunity to do that and I want to get back to that level.
“It was a wonderful season and one in which I broke the goalscoring record, which is very important out there.
“It was a fantastic year for myself and Maurizio, and a period which we shared together, even though it was a short time.
“Now I’m just happy to be working with him again at a big club like Chelsea which has all the history and wonderful team-mates.
“I think everything is set on the right path to achieve our goals by the end of the season.”
Previously, Higuain and Sarri had worked together at Napoli in the 2015-2016 season. At that time, Higuain managed to become the top scorer in an Italian League season with a score of 36 goals from 35 appearances.
The 31-year-old Argentina international spent the first half of the campaign at Milan, scoring eight times in 22 appearances.
Higuain, who will not be available for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Tottenham, said he was keen to repay Chelsea’s faith in him.
Higuain chose number 9 shirt at Chelsea. The Blues also have the option of extending the loan period for the next year in June.
Juventus revealed the existence of two long-term financial options attached to the deal, with Chelsea able to sign Higuaín outright during the loan spell for around £31.3m.
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