Jorginho reveals he’s teaching Thiago Silva

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has revealed he’s helping Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva learn key footballing phrases in the English language.

Silva doesn’t speak English but Brazilian-born Italy midfielder Jorginho has been doing what he can to ensure his new team-mate settles as quickly as possible.

“I have taught him ‘man on’, ‘turn’ or if he is on the other side, ‘switch play’,” Jorginho said, according to The Sun. “Things that you need on the pitch. ‘Man on’, ‘drop’ or ‘up’.

“We try to help each other. That’s what you do on and off the pitch. He is happy here. He is a big personality, a big player with lots of experience. He is helping all of us as a group, the younger players, everyone.

“He finds a way to communicate, whether it is with his hands or he speaks to me and I give the information to the other guys. We find a way.

“When he has some questions or some doubts he asks me and I try to help him if I can, because my English is not that great.”

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