Chelsea News: Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne tears into Chelsea ace Gonzalo Higuain – ‘He has a problem



Higuain played alongside Insigne during three years at Napoli before leaving for Juventus in 2016. During the 2015-16 campaign, the Argentine striker scored a Serie A-record 36 goals to earn the money-spinning switch to their rivals. He moved to AC Milan on loan shortly after and is currently at Chelsea until the end of this season. And Insigne revealed his anger at how Higuain has ignored his friends at Napoli since leaving the club. “I didn’t like his way of celebrating [after scoring against Napoli for Juventus],” he said. “Juventus move was a free choice, he was free to take it, of course. “However, we crossed paths other times after that and never even once he came to greet us in the locker room, which would’ve been a natural gesture. “This means, therefore, that he also had a problem with us (and not only the club), with his former teammates who helped him get to 36 goals in a single season.” Higuain has struggled to settle in the Premier League since moving to Stamford Bridge in January. He has just three goals – against Fulham and Huddersfield – in eight appearances and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has urged him to up his game. However, he expressed some sympathy for his striker and compared him with Luis Suarez, who initially struggled to adapt when he moved to Liverpool in 2011 before becoming a Premier League star. “He has to improve physically, mentally, but I think also he will be able to be very useful for us in the last part of the season,” he said. “It’s not easy in the first months to play in the Premier League. suitable for the Premier League. I think he is able to do it. “It was a problem also for Suarez in the first season at Liverpool. He scored only a few goals. In the second season he scored more. “So it’s not easy, especially for a striker, to play immediately well in the Premier League. “I think he needs time to improve his physical condition and time to be suitable for the Premier League. I think he is able to do it.”

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