Monday April 8 2019
Higuain plans Chelsea stay

Gonzalo Higuain accepts he is still adapting to English football but confirms he wants to stay at Chelsea beyond this season. 

Higuain still has only three goals for Chelsea since arriving from Juventus in January, prompting manager Maurizio Sarri to admit the striker was struggling.

There is also doubt over whether the Blues will be allowed to keep him, given they are in the midst of appealing a transfer ban.

Nonetheless, he told the club’s official website: “I’m happy here.

“It’s always nice to try a new League and it’s my first taste of the Premier League.

“Obviously it’s a period where I’m adapting but I’m hoping that, although I’ve only got a short time, I can finish well.

“The best thing we can do is qualify for the Champions League and hopefully win the Europa League too.

“We’re coming towards the end so it’s about finishing as strongly as possible.

“The main objective is to finish in the top four so we can play in the Champions League and also to encourage other players to come and play for the club.

“That’s what the squad are hoping for, so that we can add players next season, and to finish the season well and make people happy.

“From a personal point of view I want to do as well as I can so I can be here for next season.

“I came here and I wanted to stay. It’s a good city, you live well and you can be relaxed but also enjoy yourself. So my intention is to stay here.

“You watch the games on TV and you see that it’s a fast and powerful League to play in, but when you’re playing it’s even more so,” explained the Argentine.

“You come up against defenders that are really strong. Also, we’ve seen any team can beat any other team.

“We’re one point off the Champions League spot so we have an opportunity to put pressure on the other teams for the end of the season.”

Finally, the former Milan and Napoli hitman spoke of his ‘honour’ to play alongside Eden Hazard. 

“It’s an honour and a pleasure to play with him,” concluded the 31-year-old.

“He’s a great player and I hope he knows how important he is to the team because he can make the difference towards the end of the season.”

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