Hazard and Higuain share footballing language, says Sarri

Hazard and Higuain share footballing language, says Sarri

Sure, we will lose games and play poorly - all teams can have that happen, but to play with such abject defensive wanton carelessness is a crime against all that Chelsea stands for. He was really very keen and he played an exceptional season.

Sarri added: 'Gonzalo is very suitable for my football.

Higuain forged a close bond with Sarri during their historic campaign together at Napoli and subsequently described the Italian as "a bit like a father" to him.

The 31-year-old spent the first half of this season on loan at Milan, where he endured a less productive spell.

"I hope that I am the football father". He is someone who helps me, knows my game and how to get the best out of me. "I know him well, he knows me well".

The signing of Higuain - an expensive recruit in his 30s - is contrary to Chelsea's usual transfer policy and Sarri has previously acknowledged the need for the striker to swiftly make an impact.

According to him, manager Maurizio Sarri wants him to deliver up to 40-50 goals per season but he made is unsure if it is an actable target for him.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus clearly have more pedigree than Hazard, but Sarri may have been talking about the Belgian in the context of his position on the left wing.

From every indication, Eden Hazard's mind has been made up especially now that he has come out to rule himself as someone who can not meet with the demands of the club.

The Blues are facing a battle to secure a place in the Champions League after coming under pressure from Arsenal and Manchester United. "It's a football feeling, I think".

"We are still learning about his concept".

"They speak the same language with the ball".

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