“I have learnt a lot from every manager I have worked with, but there's no doubt Mr Sarri is the one who gets the best out of me. He never gives up. Sarri is so stubborn and, with me, it helps," Higuain told the Daily Telegraph.
“We have a good relationship but, as we are both stubborn, sometimes we clash, but it's a good conflict.
“There's nothing wrong with being stubborn: if you are not stubborn enough, you don't have success and you disappear among the others. And I am only stubborn in football."
He added: “I think that Mr Sarri and I take out the best of each other. He saw me, he was with me, he witnessed the best season I have had and that's why he knows me so well and maybe that's why he said it. The problem is Mr Sarri has never said that to me! I know he has told others, but not me!"