Hazard reacted to Sarri criticism like a 'great player' says Zola

Hazard reacted to Sarri criticism like a 'great player' says Zola

Higuain on Wednesday completed a loan switch to the Blues until the end of the season.

Maurizio Sarri has taken another gamble by questioning Eden Hazard's leadership qualities, with Chelsea braced for Real Madrid to make their long-standing interest formal with a first official bid for the Belgian.

Sarri has fond memories of his one previous season with Higuain when the striker scored a record 36 Serie A goals in a single campaign.

AC Milan fans also mocked Higuain following his move to Chelsea by using a #HiguainIsBReady hashtag on Twitter, which refers to a photograph taken last week of the striker holding a Nutella B-Ready chocolate cereal bar during a flight to Saudi Arabia for their Italian Supercup final against Juventus.

'I'm not saying I am the best player, but when there is always this kind of player who can help the team to win the game, I just try to do my best. "Maybe I have to show more in training to be back in the team". "I can't wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible".

"It is exactly the same question they posed when I came over here". Sometimes in one minute.

"We hope he brings goals, that he starts scoring for us", Sarri added.

"The January market is very hard, especially for a striker". He has to respect first of all himself. But, at the moment, he's not a leader. For him, it's very hard to play only in one position.

"He's an instinctive player", Chelsea's head coach said.

Higuain could make his debut in Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Hazard also issued a emphatic response to Maurizio Sarri's recent criticism, insisting he is big enough to shoulder his manager's negative comments.

"He's a very strong striker, especially in my first season in Naples [in 2015-16]", said Sarri, who was apparently unfamiliar with the midday cut-off for the player's signing in terms of Thursday's match. From the physical and technical point of view, he is a very good player and suitable for my football. He likes very much to go to the ball, in the direction of the ball. He has looked a far cry from the player whose scoring exploits at Napoli prompted Juventus to spend a club-record €90 million (NZ$151 million) to sign him. "We have to organise the other 10 players in the defensive phase because he needs to play everywhere on the pitch".

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