The transfer of Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea is almost complete. Maurizio Sarri, the coach of the Blues, confirmed during a press conference that the 31-year-old Argentine goaltjesdief today/Wednesday (rent)contract at Stamford Bridge sign. At that press conference, however, he was also striking hard for Eden Hazard, already forgot about the Italian not to anoint him.
“I hope Higuain for us, it starts to score. He had some difficulties but hopefully we can get him to his best shape,” said Sarri, that the acquisition Thursday we will not be able to draw up against Tottenham in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. This was the transfer for the afternoon have been completed.
Sarri had Higuain in his charge at Napoli in the season 2015-2016. The Argentinian scored as many as 36 goals in 35 competitiematchen, then Juventus him for 90 million euros wegkocht. In the past six months was Higuain by the Old Lady to Milan on loan. There he found six time in 15 matches played. “He is a very strong striker. Especially in my first season with Napoli, when he had 36 goals in the Serie A. He is definitely one of the best strikers that I have in my career encountered”, stressed Sarri yet.
“Hazard can be better and is now not a leader”
About Eden Hazard, who linked to a transfer to Real Madrid this summer, was Sarri markedly less positive. According to Sarri is a Hazard not a typical leader, but he remains a great player “who the team are in a minute can win”.
“I think he should do more, its potential is currently higher than its performance. He must himself respect, he needs to do more. He is an instinctive player, for him it is very difficult to be at one position to play. He likes to go to the ball and he wants the ball at his feet. For him, it is very difficult as a striker to play but also as vleugelspeler.”
“He is more individual player than a leader, he remains, of course, very important because he is a great player – one of the best in the world. He can be the match in two minutes to win, but at this moment he is not really a leader.”
The coach of Chelsea repeated at the press conference that he does not know what the future of Eden Hazard. The captain of the Red Devils goes next summer, his last contract year, and is emphatically Real Madrid linked. Chelsea hopes to him with a recordcontract yet entice to sign.
“I know that there are talks with the club but furthermore, I know at this moment nothing at all”, says Sarri. “He has not yet decided whether he wants to continue or for a new experience at another club.”