Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has endured a career full of criticisms and rumors, especially since his arrival in the English Premier League. But the worst one that got to him was that he never deserved to be at Chelsea. He only got there because of Maurizio Sarri.
Jorginho discussed this in a recent interview. He says, “[My worst rumor was that] I got here because of [Maurizio] Sarri. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I didn’t deserve to be at this club because I wasn’t good enough. That’s not right. I have my value.”
Jorginho truly has his values. He has many weaknesses, but he decided to focus on his strength which has seen him this far. He can't be compared to any other footballer because he is a different breed of a modern-day footballer.
Jorginho was criticized for his lack of speed and strength. The one that went most viral was the one from Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand. But one quality that Jorginho possesses more than most footballers is his speed of thought.
He thinks two or three seconds faster than everyone else on the pitch. He anticipates situations faster. Most footballers get in the right place at the right time with their speed, but Jorginho gets to the appropriate position with his ability to read the game.
When Sarri, got sacked at Chelsea, there were talks that it would be the end of Jorginho. People believed he would rot on the bench after the managerial change. Sarri left and Jorginho still went to prove himself under Frank Lampard.
Lampard never considered Jorginho a player for the bench. He would rather go for a midfield three of Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic. The Italian did not disappoint and he fulfilled all that was expected of him.
Lampard also left, and there was the arrival of Thomas Tuchel. The German harnessed Jorginho well and instilled confidence in him. Till today, Tuchel's midfield hardly functions without Jorginho. That was the player no one thought would perform well without Sarri. His absence always reminds us of how important he has been in the Chelsea squad.
His success in the last six months has finally cleared any unreasonable doubt. He was crucial to Chelsea's Champions League triumph. He did the same for Italy as they won the European Championships. Furthermore, he topped it with the UEFA Player Of The Year Award. What points does he still need to prove? Absolutely none.
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