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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed his disappointment at how Chelsea couldn’t take advantage of the two red cards given to Ajax and win the game at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The Blues were losing 4-2 when the referee sent off two Ajax centre-backs and rewarded Chelsea with a penalty kick. Jorginho converted the penalty and Reece James scored another to level the scores, but Frank Lampard’s side couldn’t get the winner to take all three points at the Bridge despite playing with more men for over 20 minutes.
Jorginho has revealed his disappointment with the team’s level of play despite Chelsea’s numerical advantage as he believes that the team should have kept the ball better and be calmer on the ball rather than rush to score.
“We didn’t win and we should have done. In this situation when you are with two more players, I think we could win and we should,” Jorginho said, as cited by the Evening Standard.
“We have learnt that we cannot make mistakes, at this level of football you can’t. Every single mistake we make can lose the game. We could play with more calm when we had two more players, not go for goals straight away, pass a little bit more to find space. I think we learnt that we can improve from this game.
“I think the most important thing is we didn’t give up. When it was 4-1, it is hard to believe and we did. It is so important for us.”
Meanwhile, Jorginho showed his importance in the middle of the park as he spent the most time on the ball (7.8 per cent) and had the most touches (78).
Jorginho made the most successful passes (57) on the pitch and, of those players who started the game, enjoyed the best completion rate (92 per cent) and Willian made a game-high four key passes.