Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has been discussing how he is adapting to life in English football.
Argentina international Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus during the January transfer window, and scored his first goals as a Blue at the weekend, netting an expertly taken brace against Huddersfield.
The 31-year-old striker had admitted that defenders in the Premier League are more aggressive than in Italy, although he is very much enjoying the anonymity that comes with living in London.
“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,” Higuain told the London Evening Standard.
“This is a big difference, but I have got a good impression of English football and as I gradually get to know my team-mates it will only get better for me.
“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 and also the way they play here in England — with a lot of dynamism — is really great.
“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.
“You don’t have to worry about many things and this is important for the players because it actually allows you live life like an ordinary person.”