Jorginho has explained he felt like Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel trusted him immediately the first time they met.

Tuchel, who it feels like has been at Stamford Bridge for ages, was only appointed Blues manager back in January earlier this year. 

The German coach played a key role in winning the Champions League trophy last season, as well as finishing fourth in the Premier League. His impact during a first taste of English football has been colossal. 

Chelsea currently sit top of the Premier League table right now and it looks like they’ve got a group of players ready to compete with anyone. But it’s quite clear that Tuchel has managed to raise the individual levels of so many players. For instance, a switch to a back-three system has massively helped centre-back Antonio Rudiger.

Jorginho has given huge praise to his club manager for the way he’s helped him and recalls a great first impression.

“I think he (Tuchel) is a big part of it because since day one he believed in me and he trusted me, so I really appreciate what he has done for me,” Jorginho said.

“I think what I had with him and his staff when they came, straight away the connection because we created this connection that sometimes you have with friends or people you work with, so when you create that connection straight away and I could understand what he wanted, you just get it and you can go for it. So I think that was the important part, not a specific moment.”

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Jorginho hits new heights in 2021

Jorginho, 29, has been enjoying the best year of his life. 


The Italian midfielder won the Euros with Italy and the Champions League  with the Blues. 

Also, he’s earned a spot on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. Patrice Evra recently claimed he hopes he wins the individual praise. 

The deep-lying playmaker can’t seem to do anything wrong right now and the way he carries himself on the pitch shows his confidence is at an all-time high.

He’s had some rough patches at the Bridge, but the way he dictates possession in the Chelsea XI is pivotal.

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Midfielder one of Tuchel’s go-to players

If Chelsea were to play a final tomorrow, you’d certainly predict Jorginho to be one of the first names in the starting line-up.

Similarly, the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Rudiger are pivotal within the current XI.

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