​Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has praised new recruit Gonzalo Higuain by saying the player suits his style of play perfectly, and hopes that he can be the Argentine’s football father and get the best out of him.

Higuain moved to Stamford Bridge on loan from ​Juventus in the January transfer window, cutting short his time at ​AC Milan and taking up the chance to work with his coach at ​Napoli once again.

Sarri, under whom the Argentine had some of his most prolific seasons, has revealed that he is hoping that his paternal instincts will come useful in getting the best out of the striker to help his club finish in the top four in the Premier League.

“I hope that I am the football father [of Higuain]. Mentally, I think that we’re the same. I think that Gonzalo is suitable for my football. So the feeling is really fantastic, it is a football feeling,” he said, according to Goal

“He needs confidence, first of all. He needs a very good relationship with the coach and his team-mates. Sometimes he needs a message from the coach in the press conference.”

“At the moment, he is really very keen. He can play a really good season, in the last part of the season. As you have seen in the last match, Eden passed the ball to Gonzalo very often. They speak the same language with the ball. So I think that Gonzalo will be important for us.”

Chelsea face ​Manchester City on Sunday and will be hoping to get all three points, especially since ​Manchester United and ​Arsenal are likely to win their respective games and put pressure on them in the race for fourth place.


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