Sarri: Higuain has changed

The forward found life hard in England, but he appears rejuvenated back in Italy this season

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri thinks “something has changed” mentally for Gonzalo Higuain since his difficult loan spell with Chelsea.

Sarri thinks there has been a significant change in Higuain’s mentality since a worrying moment during his final few months in charge of Chelsea.

“Gonzalo is a great player who had spent a difficult season,” Sarri said of the former Napoli forward, who is expected to have recovered from a head injury in time to face Torino on Saturday.

“This summer, I saw him train with an exceptional level of motivation. In London, I had heard some comments by him that I hadn’t liked at all, but now it’s all to the contrary, which meant something had changed in his mind. And when he has high motivation, he is a very important player.”