GATTUSO REVEALS WHY HIGUAIN LEFT AC MILAN

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Gonzalo Higuain didn’t complete his loan deal at AC Milan and had to cut short the move and join Chelsea on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season.

Higuain struggled to live up to expectations at San Siro and could only score six goals in 15 Serie A appearances for AC Milan.

Higuain will be hoping to hit back top form as he reunites with his former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge and the Argentine will be hoping he can rediscover his lethal form in front of goal that saw him score a record 36 league goals while at Napoli.

Following Higuain’s move to Chelsea, Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that he has moved on from the 31-year-old and says Higuain couldn’t cope with the pressure at Milan.

“It’s part of the past, I do not want to talk about it anymore,” said Gattuso at a press conference.

“He made his choice. I thank him for what he gave me from a personal point of view. He could do something more and we could do the same.

“When you don’t score regularly, there’s pressure. But it’s also normal that when you don’t score, the press slaughter you and he suffered because of it.

“Perhaps he also suffered of the possibility that we wouldn’t buy him if we didn’t finish fourth.

“The red card against Juventus stuck with him.”

In his first interview with the official Chelsea website, Higuain insisted that he doesn’t talk too much and would rather do his talking on the pitch.

He said: “I’m someone who is always trying to improve, day after day. I think the most important thing is to be humble, even when we make mistakes, and so when that happens I will always try to rectify that improve.

“For the rest, I’ll leave other people to give their opinions on me. I’m not someone who likes to talk too much about myself but I’m someone who tries to improve, and get the best out of myself and my team, at every opportunity.”

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