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.”
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.