HIGUAIN REVEALS WHAT HE HAS NOTICED AS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND SERIE A

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Gonzalo Higuain moved to Chelsea on a six-month loan deal last month, as he cut short his loan deal with AC Milan.

Higuain was eager to move to the Premier League, and the 31-year-old made the move as his parent club Juventus sanctioned the deal, with Chelsea having the option to sign for one year.

The English league is different from the Italian league, and players who have featured in both leagues have confirmed the difference in intensity.

Higuain made his debut against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, a game the Blues won 3-0. The Argentine admitted that he was tired after being subbed for Olivier Giroud with 10 minutes left.

In his Premier League debut against Bournemouth, Chelsea suffered a 4-0 embarrassing defeat and the Argentine couldn’t make an impact in that game.

However, he bagged a brace in his home debut game as Chelsea defeated Huddersfield Town 5-0.

Higuain has now tasted a bit of English football in those three matches, and he described the difference with Serie A as he said: “I can see there is a change from the Italian league because here the defenders go into you harder, especially when you receive the ball to feet.

“This is a big difference, but I have got a good impression of English football and as I gradually get to know my team-mates it will only get better for me.

“When I was growing up I watched all of the different leagues, but especially lately you see a lot more of the Premier League so I knew about it before I came here.

“I think it’s a very fascinating league and also the way they play here in England — with a lot of dynamism — is really great.

“The stadiums are full, there’s a great atmosphere, so this is something very nice for the players and in the streets you can go about your day very calmly, very relaxed.

“You don’t have to worry about many things and this is important for the players because it actually allows you live life like an ordinary person.”

Higuain is delighted to be working again with Maurizio Sarri – the manager with whom he has had his best personal season – scoring a Serie A record 36 goals in 2015/16 campaign.

Higuain has hailed Sarri and is grateful for the time they had together at Napoli and also appreciates the opportunity to work with him again.

Upon signing for Chelsea, Higuain revealed he was delighted to sign for the Blues, and now he has expressed just how happy he is to play for the club and with his new teammates.

“Sarri is the coach who has got the best out of me as a player,” Higuain said.

“He’s someone who knew how to work with me, particularly on the emotional side.

“That [2015-16] was a wonderful season, one in which I broke the goal-scoring record, which is very important out there.

“It was a fantastic year for myself and Maurizio, a period which we shared together, even though it was for a short time.

“I’m just happy to be working with him again at a big club, which has so much history and wonderful team-mates.

“I’m really happy to have been given the opportunity to do that and I want to get back to that level. I think everything is set on the right path to achieve our goals by the end of the season.”

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