Congratulations To Jorginho the Next Ballon D’or Winner – Read Full Details
Jorginho ‘deserves’ to win the Ballon d’Or, Congratulations to a powerful Chelsea and Italian midfielder. A champion league winner and European nations Cup winner
The midfielder was brought to Chelsea by Sarri in 2018 and divided opinion at Stamford Bridge in his first few seasons.
But the 29-year-old has turned it round under Thomas Tuchel and played a key role in the club’s Champions League triumph back in May.
He’s continued that form with Italy, scoring the decisive penalty in shootout victory over Spain on Tuesday.
Current Lazio coach Sarri has suggested Jorginho wasn’t ‘understood’ when he first arrived in England despite being so intelligent.
“He is so good and intelligent that he makes everything seem easy, rarely anything spectacular remains in your eyes. This is its greatness.
“When I started dealing with Chelsea he was signing with City, we were able to intervene and bring him to Chelsea.
“Fans and journalists struggled to understand this boy’s game. Then he exploded in popularity in England too, now I have seen that he made the captain. He deserves it.”
Federico Chiesa opened the scoring on the hour mark with a lovely finish, with Alvaro Morata cancelling out his strike 10 minutes from time.
Both teams played out extra-time at a lower pace before the game went to a penalty shoot-out.
Manuel Locatelli missed Italy’s opening spot-kick, with Dani Olmo then blazing over the bar for Luis Enrique’s side.
Italy then scored their next three, while Spain scored twice before Morata fluffed his lines from 12-yards.
Jorginho converted as cool as you like to seal victory.
Mancini told reporters at full-time per Daily Mail: “Almost no-one believed we could do it, yet we’re into the final.
“From day one we have believed we could produce something incredible – but there is still one game to go.
“We are delighted to provide a wonderful night of entertainment for the Italian people, and we hope to produce one more.