Maurizio Sarri reacts to Jorginho’s display for Chelsea FC v Inter Milan

Maurizio Sarri heaps praise on Jorginho following his fine display for Chelsea FC v Inter Milan

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri heaped praise on Jorginho for his impressive performance in Chelsea FC’s pre-season friendly win over Inter Milan on Saturday.

Pedro gave the Blues the lead in Nice, before the Italian side equalised through Roberto Gagliardini in the second half.

The west London side eventually triumphed on penalties as Sarri continues to get used to life as the west London club’s new manager.

Jorginho has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge following his move to Chelsea FC from Italian side Napoli earlier this month as he became the Blues’ first signing of the summer.

And Blues boss Sarri was clearly pleased by Jorginho’s performance for the west London side on Saturday as the midfielder continues to get to grips with life at his new club.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Sarri said: “For Jorginho, this is a normal match.

“He has technical ability but Jorginho also has a great mental speed, too. So for this way of football, I think Jorginho is a wonderful player.

“All over the pitch though we move the ball very quickly and we moved it well tonight, but not at the right speed.

“You have to move the ball at a great speed on the floor. Otherwise we risk to play for 90 minutes with 75 per cent ball possession but without scoring. That’s what we need to improve on.”

Chelsea FC are believed to be on the lookout for a number of other new signings this summer as Sarri looks to build a squad capable of winning the title next season.

The west London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup in Antonio Conte’s final campaign in charge last term.

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