Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes that Jorginho deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. While talking exclusively with an Italian TV station, TV Dello Sport
The pair enjoyed three years together in Naples before Sarri left to become Chelsea boss in 2018 and paid £57million to bring the player with him.
Jorginho stayed back at Chelsea when the manager returned to Italy after his one year stint with the London based club.
Maurizio Sarri: “If Jorginho wins the #Euro2020, it’s clear that he’d be a contender for Ballon D’or. He is so good and intelligent that he makes everything seems easy, rarely anything spectacular remain in your eyes. This is the greatness of him.”
“He is a refined player, probably not understood by everyone.
“You have to put your eyes on him and only watch him in the game.
“He is so good and intelligent that he makes everything look easy, rarely something spectacular stays in your eyes. That is his greatness.”
Jorginho, who won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea last season, has found himself in favour at Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel, but it remains to be seen what the German’s transfer plans are this summer.
He has won many more Chelsea fans over since, particularly with his solid displays in Thomas Tuchel’s “double No.6” system.
Not only at Chelsea, but Jorginho has also established himself as one of the first names in the Italy team-sheet, and so far one of the outstanding players at the Euro 2020.
However, Jorginho has chosen to focus on his current contract with Chelsea.
“I worked with Sarri at Chelsea and Napoli and have great affection for him,” Jorginho said.
“I don’t need to bury this story. It’s who created it that has to do it.
“The focus of my daily work is not on this. I will always give my best to the club I play for to keep improving my game – anything other than that is only a distraction from what is most important.”
With Maurizio Sarri appointment as the manager of Lazio, rumours have been flying around that he might include Jorginho in his summer signings list.