AC Milan coach Gattuso opens up and has Higuain warning for Chelsea
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted Gonzalo Higuain struggled with the press after he completed his move to Chelsea.
Higuain ended months of speculation this month by signing a loan deal with Chelsea, after Blues boss Maurzizio Sarri convinced the clubs hierarchy that the Argentine striker was the clubs answer to their goal-scoring problems.
However, he arrives at Stamford Bridge after struggling to make much of an impact at Milan, having scored only 8 goals in 22 aqppearances for the Italians, convincing Milan that letting him go would not make a huge impression.
But after signing for Chelsea, Gattuso has been reflecting on the Argentines time at Milan and admitted he struggled to deal with all the press.
Gattuso was quoted on Calciomercatoweb: “Newspapers always pointed the finger at Higuain when things weren’t going well. When you don’t score, it is normal for you to get slaughtered and he clearly suffered from it.”
Higuain missed a decisive penalty and was subsequently sent off against Juventus in November, a match the forward struggled to recover from during his time at the San Siro.
Gattuso added: “That match left something on him. Something took over in his head when he realised he couldn’t redeem himself after the red card against Juventus.”
Will Higuain make much of an impact at the club?
Higuain is a world class striker that has scored goals, and won trophies, all over Europe but if he cannot deal with the press in Italy then he will struggle with the media that will surrounding him at Stamford Bridge.
The Argentine needs to get off to a great start, otherwise the pressure will just grow, especially at a club like Chelsea who have no problem getting rid of players and coaches in the blink of an eye.