Jorginho feels ‘underappreciated’ at Chelsea as midfielder hits back at critics
The Brazil-born Italy international is, as a holding midfielder, not one to steal the headlines with displays of match-winning brilliance, with his game all about ticking things over and allowing others to shine.
Those qualities can sail under the radar at times, with the 29-year-old happy with his contribution to the collective cause regardless of what others may think.
“I received a lot of criticism and I can accept that. Everybody has an opinion and I don’t always agree but I can respect it.
“It motivates me to work harder and do better and keep proving they are wrong. Sometimes I do feel unappreciated but I don’t get disappointed. This is a great moment for me — a great moment for the team — but we can’t get too comfortable. We must be humble and keep pushing.”
The bigger picture
Jorginho has taken in 33 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions this season and is now past 130 for the club in total.
He has started 10 of the 12 Premier League fixtures that Thomas Tuchel has taken charge of, with positive progress being made under the German.
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