Saturday, January 16, 2021

Gonzalo Higuain makes surprising claim about Premier League defenders

The Argentinian scored a brace against Huddersfield as his side won by 5-0.


Gonzalo Higuain started his Premier League club career with a brace. After a disappointing debut against Bournemouth, the former Real Madrid striker scored a brace and helped his side win 5-0 against Huddersfield. He linked up brilliantly with Eden Hazard throughout the game. However, Higuain made this surprising claim about Premier League defenders.

Gonzalo Higuain has admitted to finding opposition defenders a lot tougher in England. Bur he is already confident he can make a big impact for new club Chelsea. The 31-year-old Argentina star, who scored his first two goals for the club in the 5-0 thumping of Huddersfield on Saturday, can be bought permanently at the end of the campaign for £31.3m or have his loan agreement with Juventus extended by a further 12 months for £15.6m.

But Higuain is already convinced that he has made the right move, telling a report in the Evening Standard, “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. As I gradually get to know my team-mates it will only get better for me.”

Higuain further said, “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. Also, the way they play here in England with a lot of dynamism is really great.”
Higuain further expressed the atmosphere of the stadium in England.

He said, “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.”

Author’s Take:

It seems Higuain is up for the challenges brought by Premier League. Higuain knows he is with Sarri and can perform better. His last match was a testament of how good he can be with Sarri. However, age may not be in his favour.

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