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Higuain: Sarri is the coach who can get the best out of me

Chelsea January recruit Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has got the best out of him more than any other coach he has worked with.

31-year-old striker Higuain and Sarri previously worked together during their time at Napoli in the 2015/16 season, with Higuain breaking the long-standing record for the most goals in a Serie A season, by netting a sensational 36 strikes in just 35 appearances.

The Argentina international is looking forward to working with Sarri again at Stamford Bridge and is optimistic Chelsea can finish the season successfully.

“Sarri is the coach who has got the best out of me as a player,” Higuain told the London Evening Standard.

“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.”

Higuain got off the mark on his home league debut at the weekend, netting twice against lowly Huddersfield Town.

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