Jorginho makes promise to Chelsea FC fans ahead of new season
Jorginho promises Chelsea FC fans that they will see a more "aggressive" version of him next season
Jorginho has promised Chelsea FC fans that they will see a more “aggressive” version of him this season.
The midfielder joined the Blues from Napoli last summer and he was a regular fixture in the first team under Maurizio Sarri last term.
Jorginho was deployed in a deep-lying midfield role by Sarri, as the Italian coach chose to play N’Golo Kante slightly further forwards for much of the campaign.
The midfielder scored two goals in 37 Premier League appearances for Chelsea FC last season as he helped the Blues to finish in third place in the table.
He will now be focused on helping Frank Lampard’s men to challenge for honours this season after Sarri departed Chelsea FC to take over at Juventus earlier this month.
And the 27-year-old has insisted that he is now ready to step his game up under Lampard from next term.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Jorginho said: “Last season we had three midfielders and now we are two.
“We are trying to work hard and we need to run a lot, but I think we can do many good things.
“I have more space to create and it means I am more free and can do more things with my creativity. I like it and think I can adapt. Of course you need a little bit of time but we are working very well.
“My characteristic is to be there and to control the game, so I think I will be there to control and organise the team.
“I stay in the middle and my team-mates can go to attack. Maybe it will mean more assists, maybe not.
“I learnt a lot in the last season with the intensity and aggressiveness in our system. I think I can help my team-mates this season. I think I am more aggressive.
“We have put in a lot of work for the new season. We want to win every match. We have to try to win every game and try to think about the next game, then the next game, then the next game, then we’ll see what happens.”
Chelsea FC finished in third place in the Premier League table and won the Europa League in Sarri’s one and only campaign in charge last term.
Lampard will be hoping to guide the Blues to a title challenge as they also look to compete in the Champions League next season.