Shevchenko claims Higuain didn’t consider it an honour to play for AC Milan
Former Chelsea and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko has aimed a subtle dig at Gonzalo Higuain, saying that the Argentine didn’t consider it an honour to play for the Rossoneri.
Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus till the end of the season to reunite with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri following an underwhelming loan spell at the San Siro which saw him score 6 goals in 15 Serie A outings.
Shevchenko is unsure of Higuain’s motives to switch boats but the Ukrainian believes that Milan are still good enough to qualify for the Champions League.
Milan are good enough for Champions League, even without Higuain, but with the Argentine, they would’ve found it easier,’ the Ukraine boss told Giornale.
‘I don’t know what made him go into a crisis, but we can all have ups and downs during our careers. ‘I don’t know what his or Bonucci’s motives to leave were, but I know that wearing this shirt must always be considered an honour.’
Higuain couldn’t sign in time to face Spurs in the Carabao Cup but he will be in contention to start when Chelsea play Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.
Asked whether Higuain is going to start in the FA Cup, Assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said, ‘We don’t know yet, he could do. We haven’t discussed it. Everyone knows his goalscoring record, he can score in many ways and it is very much necessary.
‘We know that he is coming from a different league where maybe the intensity is a little lower, but he has scored everywhere and in the Champions League.
‘We are confident that he will give a lot to the team.’