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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho insists youth is not an excuse for Chelsea’s recent struggles and has called on his teammates to rediscover their aggression.
“I think when you play for Chelsea, we talk a lot about ‘young, young, young, young’ but we are in the middle of the season and every player has to take responsibility,” Jorginho said, according to Goal.
“Not just the older players. Of course, the younger players need more help but youth is not an excuse, you just have to be ready, prepared for the game, prepared to fight, because you are playing for Chelsea in the Premier League and that’s it.
“[Beating Arsenal] was very important for us. It’s quite hard to win away, especially when it’s a derby, and the feeling is crazy. But now we need to change our mindset and win at home as well because we are losing too many points.
“I tried to push my mates [when I came on]. We were a bit soft at the beginning and I tried to change [that] because we needed to change our mindset. We were not fighting enough. I don’t know why. Sometimes it can happen.
“Sometimes you go on the pitch and you are not right and, when you want to change because you realise you are not fighting enough, it’s hard. Today we could change that but sometimes we can’t so maybe we need to prepare ourselves better.
“I think what’s important is that all the players talk and help. Today I came on from the bench and could help my mates. The most important thing is the result because we worked a lot and I think honestly we deserved it.”