Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has denied his perceived status of being Maurizio Sarri’s favourite at Chelsea and insists he has a “normal relationship” with the Italian.
Fans of the club and members of the media have been criticising the Italy international and Sarri’s continued indulgence as a show of favouritism, but reacting , Jorginho told The Sun , he has no special treatment from the blues boss;
”I’m not special. No, I’m a normal player. I don’t want to be special, it’s not good. It’s perfect to be the same as everyone else. I don’t want to be the special one.
”Even if they do think I am Sarri’s man, I want to show why Sarri likes me. So I want to show them I am a good player and they are wrong to have that attitude towards me.
”I don’t consider myself to be his golden boy. I just think that I am a player who can help him to do the things he wants to do.
”I am just a player like everyone else. He has certainly let me know what he thinks! He has shouted at me, told me I was getting some things wrong … and that is it, I am just a normal player like everyone else.
”I am very calm, because I know how hard I am working and how much effort I am putting in.
“So I accept their views but don’t share them. I respect their opinion and that gives me strength. So I listen, I stay calm and work hard and I try to pay them back for their support on the pitch, by trying to do better.
”The fans are entitled to have their opinion of course, to be supporters and to think whatever they like. I respect that and it also gives me strength to work more to change their views on me.”
”If there is ever a time when I don’t believe in myself then that will be a problem.
”Sarri’s football can work in England. But I also think that is normal that it is taking time for everyone to learn what they should be doing. It’s normal and it takes time.
”Pep Guardiola also had problems in his first year so why shouldn’t Sarri have problems as well?” He said