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Jorginho hits back at his critics saying ‘don’t understand football’.

Jorginho hits back at his critics saying ‘don’t understand football’

Jorginho hits back at his critics saying ‘don’t understand football’

Chelsea player Jorginho maintains he feels “at home” at Stamford Bridge and insists his critics “don’t understand football”.

The Brazil-born Italy midfielder has spent half his life in a footballing odyssey, but now strongly affirms he has found his niche in west London.

Jorginho has constantly been linked with a return to Italy’s Serie A, but one mention of new boss Thomas Tuchel’s irresistible man-management reveals the 29-year-old’s resolution to stay at Chelsea for the long haul.

His importance as Chelsea’s metronome midfielder should eventually lead to continuation of his current deal, which runs until 2023.

But Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester and the May 29 Champions League final against Manchester City take clear priority.

“Of course, of course I do feel settled,” Jorginho told the PA news agency.

“When I came here, everything was different. But I felt welcome straight away.

“It feels great after three years, and I know everyone here appreciates what I try to do for the club and for the people. So it feels like home now in England.

“It’s definitely not the time to think about contracts with two finals to play!

“How could I want to leave the club? That’s not the point. It’s not the point even talking about it now. I’ve got two more years and like I said, I really feel at home here.

“So there’s no point actually even talking about it. And we have only just started under Thomas – we’ve got a lot more to do here.”

From Brazilian coastal town Imbituba to the King’s Road, Jorginho survived testing apprenticeships en route to fame at Hellas Verona and Napoli before arriving at Chelsea in 2018.

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The guitar-playing £50million recruit has kept rhythm in the Blues’ midfield ever since but remains sharply conscious of how his performances have polarised supporter verdict.

New Chelsea boss Tuchel’s remarkable start to west London life has killed any lingering argument over the shrewd tactician’s worth, however.

When questioned if Tuchel’s system and his role within it finally allow people to see his true value, Jorginho light-heartedly replied:
“I hope so! If they don’t by now, they don’t understand football!

“But the results, the numbers, are there. So whoever wants to say something different, they can have their opinion, but it will not affect me in a bad way.

“Criticism will always be there, in any job. It depends how you take it. And for me, honestly, it’s just motivation, to work even harder.”

Jorginho revealed how Tuchel can yell at his players for 90 minutes – but still retain their full trust and confidence.

“On the pitch he seems quite harsh, always shouting and going crazy,” said Jorginho.

“But then you meet him off the pitch and you say ‘is that the same person?’

“Off the pitch he’s completely a nice guy, who talks to everyone, tries to understand everyone. When he shouts, it is nothing personal. He doesn’t take it personally.

“Because maybe other coaches they can take it personally; when they shout at someone all the time, maybe in the next game they’re not going to play.

“But with Thomas it’s not like that at all, it’s just that moment, and then after that it’s completely past.

“So we know that, and that’s why we don’t take it personally as well, when he shouts at someone.

“Sometimes when someone who has maybe been playing a bit less has the opportunity, they are ready, because they feel involved.

“If they weren’t feeling involved like that, maybe the results would be different.”

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Jorginho hits back at his critics saying ‘don’t understand football’

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