Jorginho Reveals Why He Will Be A Better Player Under Lampard

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Jorginho was signed by Maurizio Sarri last season, as the Italian brought him from Napoli to Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho was criticised a lot last season and many Blue fans failed to appreciate his role in midfield. The Italy international was a key player under Maurizio Sarri, but Chelsea fans never liked the idea of him displacing N’Golo Kante in the defensive midfield area.

Ahead of next season, new Blues boss Frank Lampard will certainly deploy Jorginho in a double pivot midfield as Lampard uses a 4-2-3-1 system. Jorginho has been tested in that role alongside Mateo Kovacic, and it has worked pretty well.

Jorginho has now explained his new role under Lampard and how it is better for him.

“Last season we had three midfielders and now we are two,” he said.

“We are trying to work hard and we need to run a lot, but I think we can do many good things.

“I have more space to create and it means I am more free and can do more things with my creativity. I like it and think I can adapt. Of course you need a little bit of time but we are working very well.

“My characteristic is to be there and to control the game, so I think I will be there to control and organise the team.

“I stay in the middle and my team-mates can go to attack. Maybe it will mean more assists, maybe not.

“I learnt a lot in the last season with the intensity and aggressiveness in our system. I think I can help my team-mates this season. I think I am more aggressive.

“We have put in a lot of work for the new season. We want to win every match. We have to try to win every game and try to think about the next game, then the next game, then the next game, then we’ll see what happens.”

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