According to Chelsea boss Graham Potter, Jorginho told him yesterday how much he likes playing at the San Siro before going on to beat AC Milan.
Chelsea’s resurgence in the Champions League continued last night with a 2-0 away victory against Milan.
Graham Potter’s Blues now sit top of their Champions League group after back-to-back wins over Milan, with Tuesday’s success following on from a victory at Stamford Bridge last week.
Jorginho, who scored calmly from the penalty spot, put the visitors ahead in Milan. Afterwards, in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got another goal to secure three points.
Jorginho at the San Siro
Potter shared after the win over Milan that Jorginho had personally told him prior to the match he enjoys the San Siro.
Thankfully, Chelsea’s midfielder showed exactly why with a really eye-catching performance.
The 30-year-old dispatched his spot-kick, as well as dominate possession against a Milan side that played with 10 men for most of the game after Fikayo Tomori’s red card in the first-half.
“It was a big moment (the penalty), but if there’s one person you want to take it, it’s Jorgi. He’s a tremendous character and has such quality. He’s a really important player for us so I’m delighted for him,” Potter said.
“He spoke to me before the game actually about how much he likes the San Siro, so I’m pleased he can contribute with that penalty.”
Jorginho really stood out yesterday on his return to his homeland.
The deep-lying central midfielder was perfectly suited to the game when Chelsea needed to play sensible football in the second-half to extinguish any kind of Milan comeback.
He knows all about the glamorous San Siro stadium after playing there numerous times against both Inter and AC during his time in Napoli colours.
Described as “very underrated” recently by Paul Merson, Jorginho’s doubters should take a close look at his midweek outing in Europe.
There aren’t many that keep possession as well as him when he’s in the mood, so it’s great to see Potter take an early liking to him.
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