Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that the club and fans will only get to see the best of Jorginho when the rest of the players execute his plans on the pitch, claiming, “he needs movement without the ball from other players.”
The midfielder has been a subject of criticism off late from both fans and football pundits over his displays in the centre of the park, but he showed just how valuable he is to Sarri by putting on an impressive performance during their 5-0 routing of Huddersfield.
Sarri is happy with the Italian, believing that his less than convincing displays in midfield are due to the players around him.
“Jorginho needs movement without the ball from other players, because he’s used to play at one touch. It’s very difficult to play one touch without the movement of the other players. If the team like in the first 25, 30 minutes played very well and we have movements without the ball, it’s easier I think,” he said as quoted by ESPN.
“Jorginho played very well. I put [Mateo] Kovacic on the pitch after the fourth goal because Jorginho had a little problem to his groin. This is the only reason because in my opinion Jorginho played a very good match.”
Chelsea are currently placed fourth in the league table with 50 points from 25 games, and will need to be at their best considering that they face Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and also participate in the FA Cup fifth round and Carabao Cup final in February.