'He really said this': Chelsea fans absolutely love what Jorginho did after winning UEFA award
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho made a very interesting speech after winning the UEFA men’s player of the year award — and the Blues fans on Twitter loved it.
The 29-year-old beat Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante to the award after such a successful year at both club and international levels.
In the last three months, he has won UEFA Champions League and Super Cup winner medals with Chelsea, as well as being an important part of Italy’s Euro 2020 winning campaign.
During his award acceptance speech, the former Napoli star thanked everyone who motivated him throughout his career, including those who doubted him.
To be fair, Jorginho has gone through a lot, particularly when he first arrived at Chelsea.
He was often considered not strong or fast enough for the Premier League. He has impressively adapted his game and thrived in Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system at Chelsea.
Chelsea fans’ reactions on social media
Jorginho’s mentioning those who did not believe in him in his speech certainly amused some Chelsea fans on Twitter, though.
Jorginho clearly meant what he said, as he also insisted that he would work even harder to prove his doubters wrong in his full interview with the UEFA.
“That’s a huge thing, isn’t it? Wow! I’m lost for words,” the midfielder told the UEFA’s official website after winning the award.
“It’s unbelievable, really. I have to say how grateful I am.
“Not only for my family and friends – none of this would be happening were it not for all the people around me – but for my team-mates at both club and country, coaches, fans.
“All those who didn’t believe in me, who criticised me, I have to thank them too. They gave me even more encouragement.
“They motivated me to work harder and harder to prove they were wrong.”