Zola on Gonzalo Higuain’s debut

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea looks on during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Gonzalo Higuain will be a hit with time, once he adapts to Chelsea’s style of play, according to Gianfranco Zola.

Higuain made his debut in Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.

A brace from Willian coupled with a fine effort from Callum Hudson-Odoi ensured the Blues would be in the Fifth round draw.

The 31-year-old turned down the chance for a goal in his first game, rejecting Willian’s offer to take the 26th-minute penalty that put Chelsea ahead.

And fellow Italian and former Chelsea striker Zola believes there is plenty more to come from the new arrival.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 31: Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Chelsea FC at Cardiff City Stadium on March 31, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Higuain explains the sacrifices he has to make

The Argentinean footballer has made a lot of sacrifices through his career, including being apart from friends and family.

“Considering it is the first game, you will see more from him,” the assistant coach told a news conference cited on FourFourTwo.

“A couple of times in the first half he made a couple of great moves but we couldn’t find the right ball.

“I am personally satisfied with him, but he is going to get better because he needs to build up an understanding with the others.

“Sometimes in the first half he was making movements but we couldn’t see his movements and this is something we need to do.”