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Chelsea News: Gonzalo Higuain reveals the real reason why he joined Chelsea this January

643   //    10 Feb 2019, 21:41 IST

Higuain has opened up about why he reunited with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea last month.
Higuain has opened up about why he reunited with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea last month.

What's the story?

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, who opened his account for Chelsea in last week's 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield Town with a brace, has opened up about why he left Italy after six seasons and joined the Blues last month, in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports.

The 31-year-old also admitted that Blues' manager Maurizio Sarri is the right man to get the best out of him because of their success together at Napoli.

In case you didn't know...

Higuain enjoyed the highest goalscoring return of his career during Sarri's tenure at Napoli, finding the back of the net on 36 occasions in 2015/16 Serie A season.

After Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival, Higuain was loaned out to AC Milan in the summer. Higuain scored just eight goals from 22 games in all competitions for the Serie A giants.

The Heart of the matter...

Higuain, the new #9 at the Stamford Bridge, was talking to Sky Sports earlier today and revealed why he left the Serie A after six successful seasons.

He said that he hopes to reach the same heights under Sarri in the Premier League as he reached under the Italian with Napoli. He told Sky Sports:

"He is the coach that has got the best out of me. I know him well, he knows me well."


"I hope to recapture my true form with Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea."

Coming to the reason why he finally left Italy after six years, he said that the challenge of playing in the Premier League was too good to pass for him and also the possibility of him playing under Sari again played a huge role in his decision. He continued:

"After six years in Italy I felt I had achieved a lot there, it was very demanding, of course, but when the opportunity came to come to England it was too big to miss out on."

"To come and join Maurizio at such a great team like Chelsea, I didn't hesitate for one second. I am proud to be here and hope to perform to the best of my ability."

What's next?

After Chelsea visit the defending champions Manchester City today, they will face Malmo in their round of 32 fixture in the UEFA Europa League.