Maurizio Sarri sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Jorginho
Maurizio Sarri has his say on Jorginho's role in his Chelsea FC team
Maurizio Sarri has underlined the importance of Jorginho to his Chelsea FC team this season.
The midfielder has made a mixed start to life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Napoli as one of Sarri’s first transfers last summer.
Jorginho has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea FC team this season and has been preferred in the holding midfield role ahead of N’Golo Kante for much of the campaign.
The 27-year-old came on to play the final 14 minutes of Chelsea FC’s Europa League clash with Malmo on Thursday night and some Blues fans jeered the Italy international as he made his way onto the pitch.
However, Sarri took the opportunity to remind Chelsea FC fans that Jorginho is a key player for his team at his post match news conference at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking after the game, Sarri said: “I think that in the first 30 minutes, we understood why Jorginho is very important for our play.
“We were in trouble to exit our half from pressing.
“With Jorginho it is easier, I think. I hope our fans understand Jorginho is an important player.”
Jorginho has scored one goal in 25 Premier League games for Chelsea FC this season.
He will be expecting to feature for the Blues when they take on Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
The west London side are currently in sixth place in the Premier League as they chase a top-four finish in Sarri’s first season at the club.