Newcastle star admits he couldn’t come close to this Chelsea player when he faced Chelsea

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Jorginho might not be strongest of players, neither does he have the pace or skill to go past players, but the Italy international has a good set of passing range that has set him apart his peers.

The playmaker plays deep in central midfield for Chelsea as he initiates play for the Blues and controls the game from deep.

Not many appreciate Jorginho’s quality, and he has even been booed by his own fans under Maurizio Sarri, but Newcastle man Sean Longstaff, has admitted that Jorginho is among the toughest players he has faced. He went on to admit that it’s so difficult to come close to the Chelsea vice-captain.

Speaking in a Facebook Live Q&A with Experience Ltd, Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff spoke about how Jorginho’s ball-playing skills agitated him.

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Asked about his toughest opponents (as quoted by Chronicle Live), he said: “To be honest, there have been a few.

“I think when we played away at Chelsea, Jorginho, who just sits at the bottom of their little three, was unreal, to be honest.

“He hardly ever gave the ball away but was always looking to break lines or play forward passes, which is a big thing.

“You couldn’t really get close to him because you sort of look at him and think, ‘He can’t really run great or he can’t do whatever’ but you put a ball at his feet and he’s unbelievable.

“I think Jorginho was one of the better ones.”

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