JORGINHO: I CAN DO BETTER

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Jorginho has struggled to adapt to the English game having moved to Chelsea from Serie A side Napoli. The Italian moved to Chelsea with much expectation as Maurizio Sarri was keen on coming to Stamford Bridge alongside the Italian playmaker.

Jorginho is central to Sarri’s football philosophy which has been themed Sarri-ball, but the 27-year-old has struggled to stamp his authority in England.

Although Jorginho started out well in the Premier League dictating play and controlling the midfield as Chelsea went unbeaten from the start of the season until November. Since then, teams have found how to play against the Italian.

Chelsea fans had become disillusioned with Jorginho to the extent he was booed at Stamford Bridge last month when he came on as a substitute in the Europa League game against Malmo.

Jorginho has vowed to improve his game and also insists that Sarri-ball can do well in England.

“It is up to me to do better, even when I am tightly marked,” Jorginho told The Guardian. “But I believe Sarri’s football can work in England.

“It is a style of play which is highly organised, which is entertaining for the fans, a style which requires us to have a lot of possession and allows us to control and win games.

“It is normal for it to take time for everyone to learn what they should be doing.

“Pep Guardiola also had problems in his first year, so why shouldn’t Sarri have problems as well?”

Chelsea fans believe Jorginho is unnecessarily favoured by Sarri, but he has downplayed his perceived status as Maurizio Sarri’s favourite at Chelsea and insists he has a “normal relationship” with the Italian, while also revealing that Sarri shouts at him sometimes and tells him his mistakes.

He told The Sun: “I’m not special. No, I’m a normal player. I don’t want to be special, it’s not good. It’s perfect to be the same as everyone else. I don’t want to be the special one.

“Even if they do think I am Sarri’s man, I want to show why Sarri likes me. So I want to show them I am a good player and they are wrong to have that attitude towards me.

“I don’t consider myself to be his golden boy. I just think that I am a player who can help him to do the things he wants to do.

“I am just a player like everyone else. He has certainly let me know what he thinks! He has shouted at me, told me I was getting some things wrong … and that is it, I am just a normal player like everyone else.”

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