Jamie Carragher has explained that he loves how brave Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is when it comes to getting on the ball.
Jorginho, 29, was one of the Blues players that struggled in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend. However, it’s clear the opponents tried to stifle his influence with a high press.
It’s a compliment to how influential the midfielder has become at Stamford Bridge that visitors will single him out.
The Italy international is a specialist midfield playmaker that can be so effective from deep-lying positions dictating the ball, something he does so well for both club and country.
He’s an ever-present under Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and usually so effective in the system.
Pundit Carragher has raved about the £50million star’s qualities:
“I’m a huge admirer of Jorginho. He always wants the ball. He’s very brave. He takes it in difficult positions. He won’t mind a man up his backside. He’ll still take the ball because he’s brave,” Carragher said.
Jorginho turnaround at Chelsea has been special
The way Man City pressed Jorginho on Saturday, up to three or four men at times, is very much a one-off. You won’t find teams as brave as Pep Guardiola’s one.
Jorginho’s got the self-confidence to receive possession in any situation with his back to goal and is so often a step ahead when he’s got an opponent closing him down.
It’s not that long ago that a large section of the Blues fanbase would’ve welcomed his sale, but he’s now one of the most integral figures in the starting XI.
He deserves massive credit for the way he’s one of the hearts of supporters, so he just needs to continue playing in his own unique style. He’s not got the same physical attributes as some other midfielders in the Premier League, but his football IQ is off the chart.
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