Gonzalo Higuain reveals he’s relishing the chance to work under Maurizio Sarri again

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‘He is the coach who has got the best out of me as a player’: Gonzalo Higuain relishing the chance to work under Maurizio Sarri again after completing his loan move to Stamford Bridge

Sam Mcevoy

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Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline

Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that he is relishing the chance to play under Maurizio Sarri again after he flourished at Napoli with the Italian manager.

The Argentine striker completed his six-month loan move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Higuain netted an astonishing 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches during the 2015-16 campaign under Sarri at Napoli.

Gonzalo Higuain completed his six-month loan move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday

‘Maurizio Sarri is the coach who, in my career, has got the best out of me as a player,’ Higuain told the club’s official website following his switch to the Blues.

‘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.’

He is relishing the chance to play under Maurizio Sarri again after he flourished at Napoli

The Argentine striker netted 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches with the Italian manager at Napoli

The Argentine striker netted 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches with the Italian manager at Napoli

The Argentine striker netted 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches with the Italian manager at Napoli

On his impressive campaign, the forward added: ‘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.’

The deal came too late for him to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg on Thursday but he could make his debut against Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup on Sunday. 

Higuain could make debut against Sheffield Wednesday at home in the FA Cup on Sunday

Higuain could make debut against Sheffield Wednesday at home in the FA Cup on Sunday

Higuain could make debut against Sheffield Wednesday at home in the FA Cup on Sunday

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